Young Finnish designer Hannakaisa Pekkala studied at the Institute of Design & Fine Arts in Lahti, Finland. During her education there, Hannakaisa begun studying fine art and product design and fused the two. Her design aesthetic proceeded to develop a contrasting style that combined landscapes from her hometown in Northern Finland with the urban city-dweller lifestyle that is growing in popularity globally. While Hannakaisa loves experimenting with new materials and design techniques, she also respects the rich tradition of furniture craftsmanship. Her spontaneity as a designer enables her to infuse new life in her designs for Northern Lighting, paying homage to classic Scandinavian creations from her heritage.