Maija Puoskari photographed by Juha Törmälä

Maija Puoskari is a designer who mainly works with lighting, interior design and tableware projects in her own studio in Kallio, Helsinki. Before specialising in product design, glass and ceramics, she trained as a florist. Today, nature remains Puoskari’s unending source of inspiration and she likes to spend her free time in the woods looking for mushrooms. Her design is characterised by clean shapes and functionality. Most of her customers are international manufacturers. 

Puoskari graduated from Aalto University in 2009 and from the Kuopio Academy of Design in 2003. Ever since, she has participated in numerous exhibitions in Finland and around the world and has been awarded several grants and prizes.