I am industrial designer specialised in furniture, products and interiors. I've gained experience working for Piero Lissoni in Milan, Patrick Norguet in Paris, David Chipperfield Architects Milan office and Foster+Partners in London.

I have strong experience in both developing industrial products together with the manufacturers, as well as drawing bespoke furniture for architecture. Here short summary of my experience:

At Lissoni Associati I assisted a range of projects including furniture, lighting and exhibition design for companies such as Alessi, Cappellini, Flos, GlasItalia, Kartell, Knoll, Tecno and Thonet Frankenberg.

In Paris, at Studio Patrick Norguet we developed furniture and interiors for companies such as Poltrona Frau, Tod's, Cappellini, Silvera Edition, Petit Bateau, Offecct, Sofitel Lyon and Marithe et Francoise Girbaud.

My collaboration with David Chipperfield Architects included furniture for Valentino New Store Concept, Marsotto Edizioni, as well as for DCA's new office in Milan.

At Foster+Partners I worked both with architects and manufacturers. One of the recent projects to mention is Maggies' Centre in Manchester, in which I participated in developing bespoke furniture range for the building. This furniture collection was later taken further to become the Ovo collection for Benchmark, UK.

My work has been exhibited in several international furniture fairs including Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Berlin and Taipei, I've also got recognition by gaining Faces of Design Award 2010 (shared first prize in Berlin, Germany), and Interieur Design Awards 2012 (first prize for her Purist chair in Kortrijk, Belgium).

I'm always available to discuss of new potential projects. Additional information: elisa@elisahonkanen.com