Joonas Kyöstilä is a New York-based designer and entrepreneur from Finland.
Joonas is the Head of Industrial Design at FFORA, joining as the first hire in 2018 after working at high-end medical devices company and for several design offices. At FFORA, he’s been responsible for building the company’s first physical product portfolio from scratch. Joonas is also a co-founder of an early stage children’s products company Mooki Mello.
Joonas studied industrial design at the Aalto University (BA) in Helsinki and at Parsons School of Design in New York (MFA).
Joonas Kyöstilä has participated in international exhibitions such as Time Square Design Pavilion 2019 and a touring 'Design Futures' Exhibition 2019-2020. His work is in the permanent collections of Philadelphia Museum of the Arts, Henry Ford Museum and Chicago Atheneum.
User & Market Research
Brand Strategy & Development
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FFORA - Head of Industrial Design
Company that brings intuitive accessories and fashion to the disabled community. 2018 - Ongoing
A2 Inc. - Industrial Design Intern
Industrial design consultancy, kitchenware and kitchen tools. 2017 Fall
Dunne & Raby - Freelance Designer
The pioneers of critical and speculative design, ideation, CAD - design and visualisations. 2016-2017
Planmeca Group - Industrial Design Intern & BA Thesis
Leading medical devices manufacturer, handheld devices design. 2014 - 2015.
Awards & Honours
Accessories Council Design Excellence Award - FFORA Suite
International Design Excellence Award 2019 - FFORA Suite
Dezeen Award 2019 Longlist - Moby Children’s Chair
International Design Excellence Award 2018 - Moby Children’s Chair
Good Design Award 2018 - Moby Children’s Chair
Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design 2016 - €10k Funding
The New School Travel Grant - Research on Marble Manufacturing and Supply Chain in Tuscany, Italy