Carpenter, design student, 1988
Jarkko Oja began studying design at Turku University of Applied Sciences in 2010, the same year he also graduated as a carpenter. In his design Oja values practicality and sustainability. Products must be both functional and long-lasting. The products designed by Jarkko represent pure Scandinavianism. He gets his inspiration from nature and the sea. Traditions also fascinate him and give impulse to the design. The designer is particularly interested in combining traditions with modernity and modern design. Jarkko Oja skillfully combines his carpentry skills in design. "Wood's holistic sensuality fascinated me."