A lamp behind a mirror that shows the light when turned on and your reflection when turned off. This is made possible with a 2 way reflective mirror glass that reflects the lighter side. Made as a furniture/object for my thesis about art and design and how they merge in furniture design. Size: Ø 60cm.
Futon bed frame
A bed frame for a futon mattress, inspired by the Japanese culture and architecture. Designed to be produced without glue, screws or nails using only a saw and a planar. It can be easily assembled or taken apart within 5 minutes and is easily transported requiring minimal space. Size: 200 x 160cm.
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Made out of old reused wooden materials and leftover paints. A cabinet for a summer cottage in the Finnish archipelago made in a traditional style with a personal twist. This cabinet is for storage of spirits and glasses. Paintings on the cabinet doors are painted by my sister Johanna Karvonen, painter and tattoo artist (check out her IG).
Made for a home in the archipelago. Handmade out of reused wooden materials. The drawer handles are forged by Niklas Salminen (www.elonroihu.fi) from spare parts of an old family boat. All in black except the sink.
Headboard and shelves
Headboard and shelves for a home in the Finnish archipelago. The customer wanted something in a marine theme but other than that I got free hands. The final result is a headboard and 3 shelves symbolising the wave of the oceans. Made in birch.
This TV-stand was built in the customer’s garage from old worn leftover materials. The design is based on the wish to hide two big speakers behind the cabinet doors and still be able to play music through them. The old wood materials gave a rustic feel to this cabinet designed for a home in the Finnish archipelago.
A simple bench
This bench is part of a bigger constellation.
It’s made out of one single piece of wood without the use of any glue or screws. It’s a homage to the simplicity of nature’s raw material in furniture design. More will be revealed in future showcases. Designed and made by Olli Karvonen
This coffee table is made out of recyclable materials that gain patina beautifully over the years. The leather ”hammock” offers a place for your books and magazines to lay on and the glass shows your readables through a warm tinted glass.
Solid oak with brass details. All the pieces can picked apart and renewed if ever necessary. Including the glasses, giving the lantern a long life. This lantern was ordered as a wedding-gift for my dear friends who got married the summer of 2023 on a beatiful day<3
Wood carrier for your firewood. Made out of a rope and some thin but durable plywood. It’s very lightweight and easy to use. Designed in a way that makes it easy to transport and assemble. Contact me if your interested in ordering!
Dining table in teak
This dining table goes back 20 years for me. I first got started with design inspired by minimalistic graphic design from the 60/70’s. I was 16 years old back then and started playing around in Photoshop. I studied computer science in Turku and landed my first job as a programmer/graphic designer. A few years went by and I bought my first house after a lot of saving. This was a big project that underwent great renovation. All this was possible thanks to my father, who mastered construction working by trade. By this time, my interest in architecture and interior design had grown to be part of my identity. I started studying furniture design with the intention of bringing forth the importance of ecological values in design.
My love for teak and midcentury modern furniture kept their place in my heart and home from second-hand shops and, because of my strong ecological values, I never bought any teak material. Now, after my home and school have been finished and my career has been solid for years, I’ve come across(thanks to a good old friend of mine) some abandoned old teak material ready to be used. A perfect opportunity to finally make that mid-century style dining table in teak that has been an inspiration for years without breaking my values. It feels like a 20-year-old circle has finally come to an end.