Mari Isopahkala

GLASS DESIGNER

 

 

Mari Isopahkala is one of the best known and most awarded designers of her generation in Finland. Recently, she has been working a lot with glass and lights but her internationally best known works are the jewelry collections ’Winter Pearl’ and ’Suma’ for Lapponia Jewelry as well as the cutlery series ’Konkkaronkka’ for Marimekko. Mari’s works have been exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States. She lives and works in Helsinki.

 

 

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WORKS

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Mari Johanna Isopahkala

Born 1978

Master of Arts

Lönnrotinkatu 39 BFIN-00180-HKI

gsm +358 40 737 6039

www.mariisopahkala.fi

mari@mariisopahkala.fi

 

 

Studies


2004-2008  
University of Art and Design Helsinki / Applied art and design / Master of Arts Lahti

1999-2003
Polythecnic / Design Institute / Interior architecture and furniture design / Designer AMK
 
1998-1999
Hämeenlinna Polytechnic / Wetterhoἀ / Glass Design
     
1997-1998
Liminka Art School
    
1994-1997     
Kalajoki secondary school / secondary school graduate

 

 


Producer of Sculptural Light series
Ceramic design for SOK, Finland

In-house jewelry designer for Lapponia Jewelry, Finland
Freelancer designer for Woodnotes, Finland
Freelancer designer for Marimekko, Finland
Lapponia Jewelry / Guest Designer 2011
Topi-kitchen / freelancer designer
Founder and product designer PASPAS Finland
Applied art and design, furniture-, interior and exhibition design /  Mari Isopahkala Design
Freelancer design / Tmi Mari Isopahkala
Design Forum Finland / design sales staff
Muoto magazine / Interior design journalist  
Interior design agency Tuula Hägerström Oy / interior architect
Topi Kalustaja Oy / Topi-Keittiö / exhibition design / kitchen design / fair displaying

Architect´s Office Jorma Paloranta Oy / practical training / interior design
Iso-Pahkala Pottery studio / sales staἀ / ceramic work


 

 

TOVI ceramic dish series / SOK (FIN)

KONKKARONKKA cutlery set / Marimekko (FIN)

SUMA jewelry series / Lapponia Jewelry (FIN)

SCULPTURAL LIGHT light series / Mari Isopahkala Design

FATTY art glass series / Mari Isopahkala Design

REST textiel concept / PASPAS Finland for Woodnotes (FIN)

ALTAI crystal glass series / Mari Isopahkala Design

KURKI led light / Mari Isopahkala Design

JAM led vitrine light / Mari Isopahkala Design

WINTER PEARL jewelry set / Lapponia Guest Designer 2011(FIN)

PISARA jewelry set / The Next Episode competition / Lapponia Jewelry

SÄRMÄ & KULMA kitchen door models / Topi-Kitchen Ltd (FIN)

Carpet design for PASPAS Finland and ABC Carpets N.Y (U.S)

BOXBOX ja KUUBI -carpets / PASPAS Finland

MARI glass range / Habitat Ltd (UK)
MURU textiles / Mari Isopahkala Design

GREENHOUSE glass light / Mari Isopahkala Design

Product-, interior- and exhibition design for Topi-Kitchen (FIN)

NUPPU glass range / Mari Isopahkala Design

EVERYDAYCHRISTMASLIGHT / Mari Isopahkala Design

Logo design project/ Valtra (FIN)

FURING ring / Mari Isopahkala Design

FLOWER RADIANCE - light / Mari Isopahkala Design

READY STAINED GLASS -martini glass / Bombay Sapphire (ENG)

TILKKU -textiles / Mari Isopahkala Design

Interior design / Advertising agency BBDO Helsinki Oy (FIN)

JOINED cutlery concept / Mari Isopahkala Design

RUGS hammock / Mari Isopahkala Design

 

 

 


NOJAA #2 / Sculptural light / GET Nord -fair / Hamburg

NOJAA #2 / Sculptural light / “Life is art” / FOX gallery / Design blok / Prague

NOJAA #2 / Sculptural light / Monologue London /TENT - Super brands / London

OJENTAA / Sculptural light / Design Forum Finland / AHEAD! / Habitare / Helsinki

NOJAA #1, #2 / Sculptural light -series / Helsinki Design Week / Teurastamo / Helsinki

Mari Isopahkala WORKS / Design Road / Topi-Keittiö & Valkeanlinnankello / Kalajoki

Sculptural Light series / Just SELECTED! / Graz / Itävalta

FATTY -uniikki / European glass Experience, EGE - Eurooppalaisen lasitaiteen nuoria lupauksia / Riihimäen lasimuseo

Vuoden nuori muotoilija 2013 -näyttely / Svarta Lådan / Trend gruppen / Tukholma

ANIMAL: FURING poronkarvasormus / LOKAL galleria / Helsinki

BOXBOX -matto / PINK / LOKAL galleria / Helsinki

DESIGNER MARI ISOPAHKALA / Gallery Täky / Lappeenranta, Finland

FURING reindeer furring / Animal / Gallery Lokal / Helsinki

ALTAI crystal glass series / GREENHOUSE light / Toinen Kattaus  / Gallery Lokal / Helsinki

YOUNG DESIGNER OF FINLAND 2013 / Design Elevator / Tallinn Design Week / Desiniöö / Tallinn

YOUNG DESIGNER OF FINLAND 2013 / Habitare / Ahead! / Helsinki

YOUNG DESIGNER OF FINLAND 2013 / Design Forum Showroom / Helsinki

SCULPTURAL LIGHTS & GLASS collection / Salone Satellite / Euroluce / Salone Internazionale del Mobile / Milano

FATTY art glass series / SCULPTED LIGHT series / Mari Isopahkala with Heart. solo exhibition / Gallery Pascale / Stockholm 

NOJAA -Sculpted light / WINTER PEARL jewlry set / NOVA Designer / Formex / Stockholm

 

GREENHOUSE light / Glass Design from Finland, the Land of Forests and Lakes / Tokio / Sapporo / Osaka / JAPAN tour

 

SCULPTED LIGHT - light series / SCULPTED LIGHT / Highlight Light Gallery / Helsinki

NUPPU glass series, PISARA jewelry / Design Colours Life / Contemporary Museum of Shanghai MoCa

NUPPU glasses, ALTAI crystal glasses / YHTEINEN PÖYTÄ /The City Hall of Helsinki / Empire hall / Helsinki

ALTAI crystal glasses , BOXBOX carpet, WINTER PEARL

jewelry set / LOLO & RORO /  Aalto University School of Art and Design / 10-  year anniversary exhibition / Helsinki

ALTAI crystal glasses, NUPPU glass set FURING reindeer fru rungs / NOVA Nordic Designer 2012 / PUB / Stockholm

GREENHOUSE light series / World Design Expo / Suvilahti / Helsinki

ALTAI crystal glasses, NUPPU glass set, JAM light , KURKI light , GREENHOUSE light, JOINED cutleries, FURING rings,  PISARA   jewelry set, EVERYDAYCHRISTMASLIGHT lights, MURU carpet / “FORMS” ART BY. Mari Isopahkala / Solo exhibition / Lapponia Flag store /  Helsinki

CRYSTAL GLASS RANGE, NUPPU glass series, WINTER PEARL jewelry set / Glass Etc. / Finnish Glass Museum / Riihimäki

GREENHOUSE light / Poliform / Salone del Mobile / Eurocucina / Milan

REST textile consept / Woodnotes Finland / Salone del Mobile / Milan

CRYSTAL GLASS RANGE,  Samaa sukua - Eri maata /  Tähdellistä /  Marikiska shop / Helsinki

CRYSTAL GLASS RANGE,  Samaa sukua - Eri maata /  Välimerkki /  Galleria Köln Im Studio / Helsinki

EVERYDAYCHRISTMASLIGHT lights / Red December / Liminal Köln Gallery / Helsinki

BOXBOX carpet, GREENHOUSE light, JAM light / Skandimania /  Liminal Köln Gallery / Helsinki

GREENHOUSE light / Poliform Spa / Milano

KURKI light / SCENARIOS / Meatpacking District Design ‘11 / New York

KURKI -led light / GREENHOUSE lights / JAM vitrine light / Salone Internazionale del mobile / Salone Satellite / Milano

MARI glass range / GREENHOUSE lights / FURING - reindeer fur rings / 140 AVOIN / Design Museum / Helsinki

MURU-carpet / SOMEDEMOS / Gallery Täky / Lappeenranta

PISARA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewellry: 50 years anniversary Gala / Sipuli restaurant / Helsinki

PISARA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewellry: Public exhibition at a Bank / Linz / Austria

PISARA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewellry: Jeweller Adam Olten / Switzerland

PISARA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewellry: Jeweller Abeler / Wupepertal / Germany

PISARA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewellry: Dutch Finninsh Embassy evening / Haag

PISARA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewellry: Finnish embassy / Tokio

PISARA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewellry: Bella Jewellery Fair /Copenhagen/ Denmark

PISARA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewelry: The Nex Episode / Inhorgenta fair / Munchen

PISARA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewelry: Public exhibition / Takashimaya warehouse/ Japan

MARI glass range / GREENHOUSE lights / Finnish glass lives 6 / Riihimäki Glass Museum

BOXBOX carpet / STRAIGHTFORWARD / Meatpacking District Design ‘10 / New York

 

Light installation / EMIT THE LIGHT / Forces of light festival / Esplanad park stage / Helsinki

BOXBOX carpet, KUUBI carpet, BAMBI chairs / SOMEDEMOS /Design Forum Finland / Helsinki

BOXBOX carpet / SOMEDEMOS /Habitare Ahead! / Helsinki

MURU -textile collection / SOMEDEMOS / Design Forum Finland / Helsinki

MURU carpet / SOMEDEMOS / Habitare Ahead! / Helsinki

MARI glass range / Led by Form / FiskarsEVERYDAYCHRISTMASLIGHT / Favex / MIPCOM-TV 2009 / Cannes

GREENHOUSE light / FURING reindeer fur rings / I-DECO / Istanbul

 

NUPPU glass series / TALENT08 / Designhuis / Eindhoven

EVERYDAYCHRISTMASLIGHT / FAVEX / MIPCOM 2008 / Cannes

GREENHOUSE -light / ESINE08 / Design Migration group / Design Forum Finland / Helsinki

EVERYDAYCHRISTMASLIGHT / JOINED -cutleries / Olomuoto fair / Lahti

NUPPU glass series / Fennofolk - New Nordic Oddity / Design Museum / Helsinki

NUPPU glass series / MoA 08 / Media Center Lume / Helsinki

NUPPU glass series / ESINE08 / Design migration group / Salone Internazionale del mobile / Salone Satellite / Milan

 

FURING - reindeer fur rings / “Poron jäljillä” / Finnish Craft Museum / Jyväskylä

 

EVERYDAYCHRISTMASLIGHT / Helsinki Biennale / Myymälä 2 / Helsinki

FURING - reindeer fur rings / JOINED - cutlery / Tilkku - table cloth / Helsinki International / Korjaamo / Helsinki

SAUNABUS EXPANDED SPACES / DesignMai / Berlin

SAUNABUS IN MEMORIAL / Helsinki Cable Factory / Helsinki Design Week

JOINED - cutleries / Imu Design / Kulture Center / Oslo

FLOWER RADIANCE - light / ESINE06 / Design Migration group / Design Forum Finland / Helsinki

FLOWER RADIANCE - light / ESINE06 / Design Migration group / Ambiente Fair / Frankfurt

READY STAINED GLASS -martini glass / Bombay Sapphire designer glass competition 2006 / Prague

FURING - reindeer fur rings / Open Space 06 / London Design Festival / London

FURING - reindeer fur rings / Arte-Mano / Winterthur / Switzerland

 

JOINED - cutleries/ Imu Design - the golden years / Design Museum / Helsinki

RUGS - hammock / JOINED - cutleries / New Dining Luxury / VOIMAT -summer exhibition / Fiskars

FURING - reindeer fur rings / 30ForSale / Gallery Norsu / Helsinki

JOINED - cutleries / New Dining Luxury / Salone del Mobile / Gallery Entrata Libera / Milan

JOINED - cutleries / New Dining Luxury / International Furniture Fair Cologne

 

THE HARVEST FESTIVAL / Helsinki-Paris project / Fiskars

ROLLO - soft furniture / HR - 35 / Lahti Design Institute

 

METRO - wood furniture / Puiseva / Häme Galleria / Lahti

KENNO - light / Lahti Design Institute

 

 

 

 

Grant: Arts Council / for the exhibition

 

Award: Young Designer of Year 2013

Grant: Finnish Cultural Foundation / Central Ostrobothnia Regional Fund / Setting up the model workshop

Grant: Arts Council  /  for the exhibition
 

Award Nova Nordic Designer 2012 Award

Grant: Arts Council /3-year artistic work 2013-2015

Grant: Culture Council of  Kalevala Jewelry / product design

Grant: Arts Council / exhibition design

Grant : AVEK / product development

Grant: Alfred Kordelin’s foundtation /product design

Grant: Arts Council / 1-year atistic work 2012

Grant: Alfred Kordelin’s foundtation / product design

 

Award: Best Designer / Muoto Award 2011 / Finland

Grant: Arts Council / 1-year atistic work 2011

Grant: Uudenmaa foundation / for the exhibition

Stipendium art recidence New York / Finnish cultural institute

Grant: Finnish cultural foundation / for the exhibition

Grant: Arts Council / product design

 

Grant: Arts Council / product design

Grant: Oskar Öflund foundation/ Light products

Lapponia Next Episode - Jewelry competition: 1st price

Stipendium art residence Mazzano Romano / Väinö Tanner foundation

Grant: Arts Council / 1-year atistic work 2010

 

Grant: Alfred Kordelin’s foundation for the light serie

Grant: KESKO for the NUPPU glass serie

Grant: Arts counsil for the NUPPU glass serie

 

Grant: Alfred Kordelin’s foundation to the group Isopahkala/Raivio for the light prototypes

 

Bombay Sapphire designer glass competition 2006 / Czech Final

 

International Furniture Fair Cologne / Future Point 05 design competition / 1st price best product design / New Dining

Luxury -group

Palaset Scene 2003 design competition / tuuBi - multipurpose furniture to the small apartments / honorable mention

 

 

ALTAI - crystal glass series / Republic of Fritz Hansen / Helsinki

NOJAA  Sculptural lights / Monologue London (UK)

ALTAI  -crystal glass series / LOPPIST (SWE)

BOXBOX carpets / PASPAS Finland

KONKKARONKKA cutlery set / Marimekko (FIN)  (fall 2013 collection)

SUMA jewelry set / Lapponia Jewelry (FIN)

RESTtextile concept & series / Woodnotes (FIN)

ALTAI - crystal glass series  / AERO  (FIN) / Meubles&cie (CH) / Mari Isopahkala Design (FIN)

WINTER PEARL Guest designer -jewelry set / Lapponia Jewelry (FIN)

BOXBOX carpets / ABC carpets / New York (U.S)

SÄRMÄ & KULMA kitchen models / Topi-Keittiöt (FIN)

MARI - glass range / Habitat Ltd (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOJAA light / Design Museum / Helsinki

GREENHOUSE light / Finnish Glass Museum / Riihimäki

BOXBOX carpet / Finnish Embassy in Washington

KURKI -light / Ministry of Foreign aἀairs -Brussels

GREENHOUSE -light / Ministry of Foreign aἀairs -Brussels

 

 

 

 

Finnish JEWELRY of  the time of independence / Tammi

Out of the blue - The essence and ambition of Finnish design / Gesthalten

Finnish Design Year Book 2014-15 / Design Forum Finland

Young Designer of Finland: Mari Isopahkala

Glass etc. /Finnish glass museum / NUPPU-glass series , ALTAI crystal glass series, Winter Pearl jewelry set

Finnish Design Yearbook ‘12-13 / Boxbox carpet concept

Finnish glass lives 6 / Finnish glass museum / MARI glass range

Finnish Design Yearbook ‘08-09 / MARI glass range, PISARA jewelry set, MURU textile series

Leather Jewelry, 30 contemporary projects by Nathalie Mornu / FURING reindeer fur ring

Thirty For Sale by Jeremiah Tesolin and Uniiversity of Art and Design Helsinki / FURING reindeer fur ring

 

 

 

 

Avotakka / Finland

Elle / Brazil

Achitecture +Design / India

AD / Germany

Deko / Finland

Casa da Abitare / Italy

Sköna Hem / Sweden

Plaza Interiöre / Sweden

Deko / Finland

Optio / Finland

Art & Design / Finland

Design Boom / International design blog

Abitare / Italy

Domus / Italy

A Casa / Italy

Glamour / Spain

Design Sponge / Australia

Wohnreveue / Switzerland

Atrium / Switzerland

L.A. Times / U.S.A

 

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A Casa / Italy

Glamour / Spain

Design Sponge / Australia

Wohnreveue / Switzerland

Atrium / Switzerland

L.A. Times / U.S.A

Welcome to Finland / Finland

Elle / Japan

Interior Design / U.S.A

Washington Post / U.S.A

2008 Wallpaper* / United Kingdom

Icon / Sweden

Interior Design / U.S.A

Washington Post / U.S.A

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Icon / Sweden

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