I’ve been designing products with my team for 20 years now, mainly in the dining table and living lifestyle sector. My shapes are inspired by nature, architecture and sculpture and I am still influenced by my Nordic youth in Finland.

Increasingly, I’ve become passionate about people and their creative processes. I really enjoy encouraging and teaching new techniques and have gained a huge amount of experience during my professorship at the Art Academy of Burg Giebichenstein.

WERKGUT should be the place where my skills in product design combine with the creativity of the workshop participants to reach new and artistic forms of expression.

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Favourite pieces

COUPLE candlestick holder

COUPLE candlestick holder in stainless steel. Inspired by a dancing  lovers. A beautiful wedding gift!

Coming soon in the design shop!


PEAK Bowl with lid in Brass or polished Aluminium. The idea for this small treasure holder came from the view of sand dunes in sunlight.

Coming soon in the design shop!


SPIRAL Vases in white or black porcelain with matt finish. The flowing, opening lines with a slight twist make these vases into sculptures. A firm favourite for stunning flower arrangements.

Coming soon in the design shop!