Poiat is a Helsinki-based architecture and design office established in 2010. It designs objects and interiors - from private homes and corporate headquarters to retail spaces, restaurants, cafés and furnitures. In 2014 Poiat launched its own furniture collection.
Founders Antti Rouhunkoski and Timo Mikkonen have simple philosophy of design: creating a strong atmosphere and vision. Aesthetics - the fact that something is beautiful - can outweigh functionalism if something simply feels good.
The aim is always to create spatial experience and integrated spaces that are atmospherically unique. Material, with layers of history and visual cultures, bold but long-lasting, classic yet lively. The Poiat handprint can be seen in flashes of the past and future, dreams and contemporary details.
One of the office`s recent projects has been a new retail concept for the Finnish suit brand Turo: a complete entity ranging from furniture to the smallest details. Poiat´s award-winning and internationally-recognised Lavitta collection of tables and chairs is being sold in more that 10 countries. The fundamental elements of the collection are quality materials and the quiet luxury of beautiful forms.
Publications and Awards
Johanna Gullichsen Textile Craft & Design