STICK OF LIGHT / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

STICK OF LIGHT

My brother and his wife gave this beautiful branch. Shape and color were simple and beautiful. As soon as I realized I needed a light fixture, it was clear; golden electrical cord and a metal plate did the trick.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

DIPPED IN COLOR / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO DIPPED IN COLOR / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

DIPPED IN COLOR

Sometimes I love to play with monochromatic to its fullest! Dipped in color, but yet this simple square of a console table takes presence when partnered up with elegant and scaled out mirror.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

REFLECTING SIDEBOARDS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO REFLECTING SIDEBOARDS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO REFLECTING SIDEBOARDS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO REFLECTING SIDEBOARDS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

REFLECTING SIDEBOARDS

When I went on a shopping trip to LA, my eye caught these stone slabs with just wonderful pattern. After bringing them to Finland, I found the way to use them and designed matching sideboards to lay them on top.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

SILHOUETTE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO SILHOUETTE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO SILHOUETTE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO SILHOUETTE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

SILHOUETTE

Art wall inspired by nature was long in my mind. When I found the perfect space to create this layered tree, it was lovely to see the vision come to life.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

WITH A SMILE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO WITH A SMILE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

WITH A SMILE

After designing this dark yet simple sauna with ocean view, I was inspired to design the door to be made of the same material, with a smile.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

HIDE AWAY / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO HIDE AWAY / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO HIDE AWAY / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

HIDE AWAY

My driving force was to hide the biggest TV there is. This large scale ‘secret TV hiding box’ is elevated with playful round blocks on top of each other creating legs. The cabinet wanted to be a happy shade of yellow for the outside world with massive solid brass handles on the doors, opening up to a natural oak interior.

Sculpture by Aaron Heino
Photo by Lari Lappalainen

LAYERED BLOCKS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO LAYERED BLOCKS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO LAYERED BLOCKS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

LAYERED BLOCKS

Continuing the play of monochromatic scheme arose when piece of glass was found and need for a coffee table was discovered. Small holes in the four corners of the glass didn’t stop me, solution was clear after finding these rounded knobs. Continuing to find solutions to get the coffee table accomplished a custom made base was made. ‘Layered blocks’ reminds me of life, when you are not stopped by problems and keep searching for solutions, something unexpected can turn out.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

’OH MY SHOES’ / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO ’OH MY SHOES’ / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO ’OH MY SHOES’ / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

’OH MY SHOES’

I don’t have this problem, but I heard many do, ‘so many shoes so little space’. The idea was to create a formal shoe cabinet that works as full-length mirror in the entry. The shoe cabinet is all oak inside and it lights up to show off all your pretty shoes.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

DINING IN NATURAL FORM / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO DINING IN NATURAL FORM / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

DINING IN NATURAL FORM

Beautiful book matched Siberian mahogany appears to defy gravity when positioned above mirrored legs, creating this elevated, lighter look.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

FOR THE LOVE OF PATTERN / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO FOR THE LOVE OF PATTERN / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO FOR THE LOVE OF PATTERN / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO FOR THE LOVE OF PATTERN / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO FOR THE LOVE OF PATTERN / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

FOR THE LOVE OF PATTERN

Forms and shapes in nature are dear to me, and the wilder the shape, the better. These veneers were handpicked and that’s where this story begins. The vision was to create these geometric shapes into the ceiling that were guided by natural forms. I was inspired to arrange these veneers in doors and cabinets in such a way that they form a happy, smiling face. You never have enough daily reminders to smile!

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

BANANA TREES / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO BANANA TREES / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

BANANA TREES

The Beverly Hills Hotel brings back great memories and there is some unexplained density that the banana tree wallpaper adds to the hallways. To bring these banana trees back to modern world in a simpler way, I collaborated with an artist to paint the shapes on boards that can be hang as paintings into any space.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY

Sometimes it takes little chemistry as you know. Finding the right ‘solution’ I was able to create a custom rug for this lounge area.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

DECO INSPIRED / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO DECO INSPIRED / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

DECO INSPIRED

Upholstery got new dimension with Deco inspired stitching.

Photo by Lari Lappalainen

REMINISCING WITH CROCHET / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO REMINISCING WITH CROCHET / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

REMINISCING WITH CROCHET

I remember how fascinating it was, Grandmom crocheting various shapes, she dipped them into sugar water and when they dried out, these fun fruit bowls were formed. I wanted to test thick yarn and crochet, and I found a local artisan who was able to make the vision of this rug come alive.

BEHIND THE VANITY / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

BEHIND THE VANITY

One of my first custom designs this Vanity box brings back a lot of memories. All the small details and double, double checking to make sure your vision is executed the way you want it. Vanity box is stained walnut with hidden storage underneath. The metal base is also custom-made and nickel coated. Marble countertop and the softly shaped walnut mirror paired up with the vanity to complete the set.

HER VANITY SET / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO HER VANITY SET / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

HER VANITY SET

This vanity features antique nickel door handles and hand painted details with blue and black accents. Custom made mirror complements these antique candle holders, which were transformed into wall sconces and completed with silk shades.

TRIANGULAR VANITY / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO TRIANGULAR VANITY / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO TRIANGULAR VANITY / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

TRIANGULAR VANITY

Custom-made Corian counter includes a seamless washbasin. The Corian counter continues as a shelf into the shower, divided by clear glass wall. Underneath the counter in L-shape is a custom-made cabinet with walnut details. This Formica cabinet, which hides pull out drawers behind touch latch doors, helped us overcome the storage dilemma in this triangular bathroom.

COME CLOSER RECEPTION DESK / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO COME CLOSER RECEPTION DESK / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO COME CLOSER RECEPTION DESK / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO COME CLOSER RECEPTION DESK / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO COME CLOSER RECEPTION DESK / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

COME CLOSER RECEPTION DESK

Oversized reception desk, inspired by nature and featuring a softly curving hand drawn shape in Corian surface, creates a natural welcoming atmosphere.

Photo by Tiiu Kaitalo.

CAMOUFLAGE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO CAMOUFLAGE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO CAMOUFLAGE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

CAMOUFLAGE

Artist Vincent Bakkum turned this long hallway into a special garden. The client needed clothing storage that was best placed in this hallway. I felt that camouflaging a simple custom square cabinet was the best solution.  

PINE TREE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO PINE TREE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO PINE TREE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

PINE TREE

Hand drawn and cut out of Finnply; these pine trees hide a coat hanger.

BUILT IN CABINET / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO BUILT IN CABINET / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO BUILT IN CABINET / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

BUILT IN CABINET

Wall unit was designed to maximize available space. Utilizing the deep wall recess we were able to create a piece of joinery that could double as a workspace, hiding the computer screen behind a pull-up door. The counter and cabinetry continues to give TV components their needed storage.

Design collaboration with Willie Thoms.

NIGHTLIFE - BUILT-IN SOFAS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - BUILT-IN SOFAS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - BUILT-IN SOFAS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - BUILT-IN SOFAS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

NIGHTLIFE
BUILT-IN SOFAS

Sketching, drawing, playing, testing and more playing around with scale, materials and shapes helped all the details found their place in this nightclub. You need to take a second look to find all the unexpected details and forms; tucked and pleated upholstery, hand painted flowers, silk drapes, shimmering bar tops, custom formed double barstool, custom brass chandeliers. It was important to me to have eye catching centerpiece, and so I came up with elevated champagne bottles, a custom made display with brass bases. I think we succeeded in our goal to create Japanese influenced, smoky, deep burgundy and sexy nightlife feeling.

Photos by Tommi A. Vuorenmaa

NIGHTLIFE - CENTER SEATING / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - CENTER SEATING / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

NIGHTLIFE
CENTER SEATING

Sketching, drawing, playing, testing and more playing around with scale, materials and shapes helped all the details found their place in this nightclub. You need to take a second look to find all the unexpected details and forms; tucked and pleated upholstery, hand painted flowers, silk drapes, shimmering bar tops, custom formed double barstool, custom brass chandeliers. It was important to me to have eye catching centerpiece, and so I came up with elevated champagne bottles, a custom made display with brass bases. I think we succeeded in our goal to create Japanese influenced, smoky, deep burgundy and sexy nightlife feeling.

Photos by Tommi A. Vuorenmaa

NIGHTLIFE - MIRROR / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - MIRROR / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - MIRROR / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - MIRROR / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

NIGHTLIFE
MIRROR

Sketching, drawing, playing, testing and more playing around with scale, materials and shapes helped all the details found their place in this nightclub. You need to take a second look to find all the unexpected details and forms; tucked and pleated upholstery, hand painted flowers, silk drapes, shimmering bar tops, custom formed double barstool, custom brass chandeliers. It was important to me to have eye catching centerpiece, and so I came up with elevated champagne bottles, a custom made display with brass bases. I think we succeeded in our goal to create Japanese influenced, smoky, deep burgundy and sexy nightlife feeling.

Photos by Tommi A. Vuorenmaa

NIGHTLIFE - CHANDELIER / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - CHANDELIER / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

NIGHTLIFE
CHANDELIER

Sketching, drawing, playing, testing and more playing around with scale, materials and shapes helped all the details found their place in this nightclub. You need to take a second look to find all the unexpected details and forms; tucked and pleated upholstery, hand painted flowers, silk drapes, shimmering bar tops, custom formed double barstool, custom brass chandeliers. It was important to me to have eye catching centerpiece, and so I came up with elevated champagne bottles, a custom made display with brass bases. I think we succeeded in our goal to create Japanese influenced, smoky, deep burgundy and sexy nightlife feeling.

Photos by Tommi A. Vuorenmaa

NIGHTLIFE - TABLES / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - TABLES / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

NIGHTLIFE
TABLES

Sketching, drawing, playing, testing and more playing around with scale, materials and shapes helped all the details found their place in this nightclub. You need to take a second look to find all the unexpected details and forms; tucked and pleated upholstery, hand painted flowers, silk drapes, shimmering bar tops, custom formed double barstool, custom brass chandeliers. It was important to me to have eye catching centerpiece, and so I came up with elevated champagne bottles, a custom made display with brass bases. I think we succeeded in our goal to create Japanese influenced, smoky, deep burgundy and sexy nightlife feeling.

Photos by Tommi A. Vuorenmaa

NIGHTLIFE - CENTERPIECE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - CENTERPIECE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - CENTERPIECE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - CENTERPIECE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO NIGHTLIFE - CENTERPIECE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

NIGHTLIFE
CENTERPIECE

Sketching, drawing, playing, testing and more playing around with scale, materials and shapes helped all the details found their place in this nightclub. You need to take a second look to find all the unexpected details and forms; tucked and pleated upholstery, hand painted flowers, silk drapes, shimmering bar tops, custom formed double barstool, custom brass chandeliers. It was important to me to have eye catching centerpiece, and so I came up with elevated champagne bottles, a custom made display with brass bases. I think we succeeded in our goal to create Japanese influenced, smoky, deep burgundy and sexy nightlife feeling.

Photos by Tommi A. Vuorenmaa

SPICED UP ISLAND / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO SPICED UP ISLAND / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO SPICED UP ISLAND / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO SPICED UP ISLAND / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

SPICED UP ISLAND

The island was at different level from the table, creating an awkward uneven surface, and the old supporting legs were in the way when a group of family or friends gathered around the table.

I found inspiration in an antique warrior store in Helsinki; an antique, silver AX that had a great silhouette. After drawing few sketches born of this inspiration, I found a blacksmith, who was able to make this custom-made iron support. Hand forged, stained oak façade was installed to finish off the side.

FLASHBACK ON DECO / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO FLASHBACK ON DECO / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO FLASHBACK ON DECO / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO FLASHBACK ON DECO / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO FLASHBACK ON DECO / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

FLASHBACK ON DECO

Wanting to create the ultimate place to cuddle up and enjoy movies with loved ones. This large scale and super comfortable Art Deco inspired sofa (measuring 3m x 1.6m) was born. It features walnut detailed side tables with hidden storage underneath. If this large sofa does not provide enough lounging for family and friends, there is a large (3m x 3m) custom-made black lambskin on the floor to cuddle up on.

ROCK & LOVE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO ROCK & LOVE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO ROCK & LOVE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO ROCK & LOVE / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

ROCK & LOVE

Perfectly proportioned, curved Rococo-inspired sofa is designed to allow lovers to face each other and to hold hands while enjoying evenings by the fireplace.

FOR HER LOVE OF SUNFLOWERS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO FOR HER LOVE OF SUNFLOWERS / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

FOR HER LOVE OF SUNFLOWERS

Client enjoyed sunflowers so I wanted to brighten up her everyday life by having a giant sunflower airbrushed by Risto Heiskanen to her new fridge.

ORGANIC FEEL IN A FOLDING DOOR / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO ORGANIC FEEL IN A FOLDING DOOR / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO ORGANIC FEEL IN A FOLDING DOOR / DESIGN CURIOUS / SIRU TUOMISTO

ORGANIC FEEL IN A FOLDING DOOR

I was invited to create a new look for this folding door for Habitare, an annual furniture and interior design fair in Finland. The brief was to take an ordinary item and show, how with a bit of imagination new looks can be achieved. I had fun hand painting my favorite organic shapes in colors that make me happy.

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