Poiat is a Helsinki-based, multi-disciplinary design studio focusing on architecture and furniture.
The design process of Poiat consists of three simple elements that relate to each layer of time.
The work starts with understanding the true characteristics of the space and its context – the history of the building or site, the surroundings and architectural era of the neighbourhood, and also sentimental aspects arising from memories.
The discussions with a client continues the work bringing an opportunity to listen and observe their wishes. The right solution comes from finding the balance between competing needs, interests, aspirations and setting them a priority.
Beyond these two elements there is the final step of creative work deriving from the knowledge, ability and experience that connects the work to the present.
Together these elements create a signature that characterizes the style of Poiat.
Furniture design has been at the heart of Poiat since the foundation of the architecture office in 2010. For a company based on a profound understanding of spatial design, spaces and furniture have naturally evolved to complement each other.
Poiat’s furniture aims to create a certain ambiance for the user while at the same time remaining discreet and functional, whether in a private or public space. The furniture is not a separate object, but a part of a carefully considered whole.
All furniture are designed by the Poiat in-house design team lead by Timo Mikkonen and Antti Rouhunkoski. The designer and master cabinet maker Antrei Hartikainen joined the team in 2021 bringing in an exceptional understanding of craftsmanship and wood.
With its unique portfolio, Poiat’s furniture has found their home from refined private homes to commercial spaces such as prestigious restaurants and hotels.