Hannakaisa Pekkala studied at the Institute of Design & Fine Arts in Lahti, Finland. While there, she explored the inter-relational aspects of fine art and product design, culminating in the development of a cross-disciplinary approach which is evident throughout her designs.
Pekkala possesses the ability to demonstrate contrast through her work, focusing on combing the stark, arctic landscapes of northern Finland, with the lifestyle and culture of cities and other urban areas around the world.
Traditional craftsmanship is another key characteristic of Pekkala’s work. Despite her passion for the utilisation of new materials and techniques, Pekkala tries to honour her Scandinavian heritage by expressing simplicity and functionality in her designs.