Ekin Kayis is a product designer based in Helsinki, who graduated from Aalto University Product and Spatial Design MA Programme in 2018, following his bachelors degree in his hometown Istanbul, at Istanbul Technical University Industrial Product Design Programme.

Ekin 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. 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)


Upcoming Exhibitions 

Collectible Fair. Vanderborght Building. Brussels, BE. 14-17 March 2019


Selected Exhibitions

2019
Coming Home. Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, FI

2018
Form&Seek. Old Truman Brewery. London, UK
1000 Vases. Espace Commines. Paris, FR
Nordic Mood at Ventura Future. FuturDome. Milano, IT
Naturalist, Explorer, Designer. ECNP Gallery. Istanbul, TR

2017
Glitter & Noise. Aalto Showcase. Helsinki, FI
Living Room. Dipoli Gallery. Helsinki, FI
Avata. Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, FI

2016
Bloom. Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, FI
YHES. Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, FI
 
2014
Puritan Beauty. Design Forum Showroom. Helsinki, FI
My Cup of Tea. Node Gallery. Helsinki, FI
Animal. Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, FI

 

 
 
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