Meet Elina – A Designer from Helsinki

The work of Finnish designers and architects is world famous – creators of design icons that paved the way for the country’s modern creative artists now proudly continue the work of those pioneers, setting ever higher standards.

One of these up-and-coming new faces is Elina Aalto, a designer, interior architect and mother of three from Helsinki.

Creativity draws vitality from inspiration. Although artists often stress the importance of a continual state of flux and of a journey in their creative work, Elina takes a refreshingly different approach:

– My own primary inspiration is from everyday life, and from the children who revolutionised my professional life by making me so much more efficient and organised.



Helsinki is a modern, pocket-sized European city known for design and high technology. Helsinki’s attractive and unique character comes from its proximity to the sea, as well as its location between the East and the West.