Kirsti Taiviola (MA) is a Helsinki-based designer who enjoys darkness because it can be filled with light. Her professional background is rooted in glass material and the mesmerizing optic material has led her to work with light. Since the early millennia Taiviola has developed a method of producing glass lenses that enable her to direct light into patterns and figures of caustics on different surfaces.
Her creations are merging LEDs and traditional craftsmanship together into subtle “light-beam drawings” – as she likes to call them. Along with bespoke pieces, one-offs and works of art Taiviola has designed lamps utilizing the lenses. Kirsti Taiviola regularly teaches glass design in Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland.