Kauppi & Kauppi
Studio of Swedish designers Johan and Nina Kauppi
Kauppi & Kauppi is a studio and a designer duo with roots in the very south and north of Sweden. Johan and Nina have both worked in-house and under their own names in a range of different design fields in Sweden and international. In 2016 they established the shared design studio Kauppi & Kauppi in Sweden, after living several years in New York and Frankfurt.
The decision to start a shared studio after being each other’s sidekick and discussion partners for a decade, quickly made them realize their combined strength. In their joint projects, they benefit from their different skills and backgrounds. They enjoy to approach projects in all scales, from large spatial design to small scale tactile objects. When developing designs their interest in creating collections and product families runs like a thread through their work flow.
Their design method and process is of an adaptive nature depending on the task, but they always ask one important question: - How does this design contribute, what justifies the existence of it? The inspiration comes from the contrast between nature and the urban, north and south, in the calming tranquility and the dynamic stream. Their design philosophy is identified by a search for a pure and modest design, celebrating added values that makes a project unique and genuine.
Kauppi & Kauppi offers partnership within interior design, product design and industrial design, strategic and creative services and design experience. Their dynamic approach and broad experience makes the studio a generative and dedicated award winning design partner.
A multi-disciplinary designer working with products, furniture & spatial design
Johan Kauppi received his MFA degree in Design in 2006 after studying at HDK, Gothenburg University. He works multidisciplinary with concept architecture, spatial design, furniture and products with experiences from a wide range of projects in all scales – from bridges and public art, to industrial design and branding. One of his specialties is products and furniture with acoustic properties, were he has created several successful collections for offices and workplaces, combining new features and acoustic innovations.
“Johan enjoys exploring and developing new design areas. His analytic and strategic approach tend to seek out those areas forgotten by others. The gaps that need to be filled or products re-analyzed and designed with a new take. It makes him an excellent creative partner with a fantastic executive capacity”, says Nina Kauppi.
Johan´s great ability of spatial thinking, visual communication and brand awareness is significant for his way of addressing design - whether it comes to furniture, products or office solutions.
A designer who pays great attention to details and tactility - whether it comes to furniture, industrial design or jewelry
Nina Kauppi earned her MFA degree in Jewelry Art & Design in 2006 after studying at HDK, Gothenburg University. She is an experienced Senior Designer with a long history of working in-house within the luxury industry and has designed a great number of commercially successful collections in the name of the exclusive brands she has worked with.
Nina is a product and industrial designer with extra ordinary expertise when it comes to small scale objects. She has designed creative jewelry collections worn by individuals all over the world, for companies such as Tiffany & Co in New York and Thomas Sabo Gmbh in Germany. “I always feel the most creatively free when the narrowest frames are set. It makes me turn the project inside out and back again, until it finally reaches the level that rises my affection. Often through a process of simplifying.”
She enjoys researching new areas tremendously, being curious will always lead to new knowledge. Her interest in technical solutions has brought the studio into new product areas. At the moment she leads the studios work in a technology intense area to be revealed in 2019.