Ekin Kayis is a product designer based in Helsinki, who has a hands-on, research-oriented and experimental approach to design process, along with a strong emphasis on materials, texture and color. Using both craft-based and industrial production techniques, his work explores the qualities and potential of materials and the means of production, in search of new perspectives. Recently his work has been focusing on material research and experimentation in ceramics and glass fields.


Education
 
Aalto University - Product and Spatial Design, MA (Graduation, 2018)
Design Academy Eindhoven - Contextual Design, MA (2012)
Istanbul Technical University - Industrial Product Design, B.Sc (Graduation, 2010)

 



Selected Exhibitions

 

2018
Coming Home / Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, Finland
Seek by Form&Seek  / Old Truman Brewery, London, England.
1000 Vases / Espace Commines, Paris, France 
Nordic Mood at Ventura Future / FuturDome, Milano, Italy
Naturalist, Explorer, Designer / ECNP Gallery - Istanbul, Turkey


2017
Glitter & Noise / Lobby Gallery of Aalto Showcase. Helsinki, Finland
Living Room / Dipoli Gallery. Helsinki, Finland
Avata / Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, Finland 


2016
Bloom / Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, Finland
YHES / Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, Finland
 

2014
Puritan Beauty / Design Forum Showroom. Helsinki, Finland
My Cup of Tea / Node Gallery. Helsinki, Finland
Animal / Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, Finland