Ekin Kayis is a product designer based in Helsinki and Istanbul, and a recent graduate of Aalto University Product and Spatial Design master`s degree programme.
Ekin has a hands-on, research-oriented and experimental approach to the design process, along with a strong emphasis on materials, texture and color. Using both craft-based and industrial production techniques, his work explores the qualities and potential of materials and means of production, in search of new perspectives. Recently, his work has been focusing on material research and experimentation in ceramics and glass field.
His works have been featured in international design events in Helsinki and Istanbul as part of group exhibitions, and he had solo exhibitions in Helsinki Design Week 2017 and Ventura Future during Milan Design Week 2018.