Antrei Hartikainen is a master cabinetmaker and designer from Finland known for his exquisite works in wood. The award-winning pieces, including functional products and pure artworks, achieve heights of sensuality, elegance and craftsmanship that place them with the finest examples of modern Nordic carpentry. Sensuality, elegance and the importance of craftsmanship are emphasized in Antrei Hartikainen’s work, which constantly seeks to challenge and blur the traditional categorizations between functional objects and visual arts. Hartikainen’s sculptural approach can be studied through his organic body of work, which simultaneously highlights the inspiration drawn from his material of choice, wood.
Antrei Hartikainen has shown his works in numerous solo and group exhibitions all over the world and has been awarded prizes such as Young Designer of the Year 2018 in Finland, Product of the Year 2017 in Muoto gala and A’ Golden Design Award 2017.
Institut finlandais was proud to hold the solo exhibition of Antrei Hartikainen at the beginning of the year 2019. For more information about the past exhibition “Carte Blanche à Antrei Hartikainen” here.
Read the interview of Antrei Hartikainen here.
For more information about the works of Antrei Hartikainen:
Photo by Antti-Jussi Rantala.
Photos by Aurélien Mole.