Juha Rista is an interior architect in one of the leading interior architectural offices in Finland. This gives him a unique opportunity to study and create experiences in the project field. As a designer, Juha likes to create, solve, and innovate new and experimental things in his daily life. He has been interested in furniture and lighting design since 1998 and created numerous bespoke furniture and lighting objects for hospitality and office projects.
Designers should always have their eyes open, look at everyday things and surroundings for inspiration and innovation, not just at spectacular pictures. As a designer, Juha Rista likes to use a technique called “misseeing”, which means looking at an image in an unconventional way. One example of this process is seen in the chair Tilt as an interpretation of a” wrong way around” chamfer on the armrest. The chair got its inspiration from the automotive industry with its free-flowing curves on the old classics’ bodyworks.
Designing is communicating on many aspects: on visual, constructional, emotional, and haptic levels. A piece of furniture must be pleasing on all of these aspects. As a person, Juha always gets excited to the fullest on things that interest him. It doesn´t matter what the focus is, designing, building, music-making, reading or just learning new things in life. Juha is currently interested in the basic mechanics of a combustion engine.News Archive