Kristiina Lassus is a designer and creative director experienced in product, corporate identity and brand development. She has broad experience with product design, with production technologies and materials, and with leading and managing creative individuals and teams.
Born in Helsinki in 1966, Kristiina graduated from the University of Industrial Arts of Helsinki (UIAH) with a Master of Arts (MA) in Design Leadership in 1992. This was followed by postgraduate studies in product development at the Helsinki Polytechnic in 1993, and her second MA in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design from the UIAH in 1995.
After working in renowned interior architecture agencies in Finland and Australia, she developed her first product designs for the Italian design firms Alessi, Poltronova and Zanotta.
Her specialisation in design management and product development lead to managerial positions in international furniture and product manufacturing firms. She worked as Design Coordinator for Artek Oy Ab, Finland (1994-97) and as Design Manager for Alessi in Italy (1998-2004).
In 2003, she founded Kristiina Lassus Studio. The Studio provides consultancy services in art direction, product design and development, visual communication and interior architecture. In 2007 Kristiina registers her own trade mark.
As a designer Kristiina Lassus has a marvelous sence of colours and decoration. She is interested in other cultures; Lassus has been travelling and living all around the world. She designs rugs which are manufactured in Nepal and India using traditional hand made technics. The rugs’s design is elegant, fine and geometric resulting high quality and detailed products. Lassus’s serie of rugs was awarded with Red Dot in 2008 and 2010.