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.

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

Coming Home II. Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, FI
Collectible Fair. Vanderborght Building. Brussels, BE
Coming Home. Lokal Gallery. Helsinki, FI

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

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

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