Elisa Honkanen

Elisa Honkanen

Industrial designerLondon, United Kingdom
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Elisa Honkanen

Elisa Honkanen

Industrial designerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I've gained experience collaborating with well-known design studios in Europe, such as 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 pieces for architecture and helping with interiors. I love working with start-ups and I'm always available to discuss of new projects or consulting.
Projects
  • Ada - 3d printed vases with London startup Batch.works
    Ada - 3d printed vases with London startup Batch.worksThis project started when I met Batch.works at Containerville in East London and asked help for another project of mine, from that basis we started talking and ended up working together. Batch.works is London startup making affordable and eco-friendly products that make most of 3D printing’s speed and efficiency. They use Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), which involves melting plastic filament at high temperatures and building up objects in layers. It is incredibly fascinating to design for
  • Archimede
    ArchimedeThis project is an homage to Archimedes, in specific to his theorem on the sphere and cylinder. Archimedes was the first to demonstrate that the volume of a sphere inside the cylinder containing it is two-thirds of the volume of the cylinder itself. He was so proud of this specific finding that had a sphere and its surrounding cylinder engraved on his tombstone. To be able to show this theorem through an object felt natural to use clear glass, as every other material would hide this play of tw
  • Shirudo tables for Mingardo
    Shirudo tables for MingardoThe name Shirudo comes from the Japanese word for a shield - a shape that was the source of inspiration for this table. The aim was to reveal the soft side of metal and the gentle curve of the legs releases the playfulness of the material as it starts to interact with its surroundings. Photos courtesy of Mingardo
Work history
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    Industrial designer, SeniorFoster and Partners
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Projects participated: Maggies Centre, Manchester (furniture) NBK Headquarters, Kuwait (furniture and lighting) Bloomberg Headquarters, London (furniture) Porcelanosa, Spain (bathroom collection) Stelton, Denmark (tableware collection)
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    DesignerDavid Chipperfield Architects
     - Milan, ItalyFull Time
    Participation in the following projects: Valentino, New Store Concept (furniture) Valentino, New Stores, Milan La Rinascente Valentino, New Stores, London, Harrods (Ground floor) New DCA Office in Milan Via Vigevano Table "Colonnade" for Marsotto Edizioni
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Skills
  • Furniture
  • Product
  • Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Research
  • Sketching
  • Styling
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Solidworks CAD 3D
  • 3ds Max V-ray
  • Keyshot Rendering
  • Rhinoceros 3D
  • 3D Printing
  • Design Development
  • Consulting
  • Creative Consulting
Awards
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    Interieur Design AwardsBiennale Interieur Kortrijk
    First prize in the object category
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    Faces of Design AwardsFaces of Design GmbH Berlin
    Shared first prize