2013 MAR–APR

Katriina Lankinen

Katriina Lankinen and Tuomas Siitonen: interior design for advertising agency 358, 2010 (c) Jarkko Virtanen

Interior designer Katriina Lankinen is interested in the visual approach on urban events. She is specialized in creating interiors for office spaces as well as producing visual displays for department stores and showrooms.

One of her commissions was interior design for a touring pop up event called Heineken Style Nuggets. The bar/diner/clothing store/radio studio project took place in five different cities in Finland for 50 days in summer 2011.

Lankinen uses contemporary art as a constant source of inspiration. When she was designing new interiors for the advertising agency 358 in Helsinki, the client fell in love with pictures Lankinen had taken of Tom Sachs’ installation at Fondazioni Prada in Milan. The idiom of the artworks was used as a source of inspiration, and the plywood used in Sachs’ works chosen as the main element of the interior design.

In addition to interiors, Lankinen has worked with industrial design. Her product and furniture creations include articles such as the Silmu coat rack, the Fan chair and the Tiimalasi champagne glass that won the first prize in Design Champagne Glass Competition organized by the Finnish Glass Museum in 2007. 


Katriina Lankinen and Tuomas Siitonen: interior design for Helkama-auto oy, 2012 (c) Mikael Linden