Sari Matikka


Sari is a Finnish interior architect SIO as well as a product designer. She graduated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences (BA, interior architecture) in 2010 and Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences (BA, industrial designer) in 2000.

Sari works on different design related projects including furniture, accessories, lamps, innovation, device and interior design. As a designer, she is inspired by new materials, ecological living and innovative manufacturing techniques.

Her designs stands for simplicity, functionality and innovative products for everyday use. She stays curious, designs, imagines and keeps simple lines.


Tove coat rack 2020

A finalist work for Suomalainen Huonekalu 2020 competition, designed for Summanen Oy /Monena.

exhibition at EXPO 2020 (held in 2021), Muru bench

EXPO 2020 Dubai, Swedish Paviljon, inviter Danish Design Centre

“Games and Heartbeats”, 2020

We won second place in the competition for the Tampere Casino with our proposal “Games and Heartbeats”. This idea, experience and interior design contests was held by Veikkaus for the upcoming Casino in Kansi Areena Tampere. The team consist of five persons.

Muru bench, 2018

Muru bench was shortlisted as one of the Finnish nominees (“Sustainable chair”) for the Nordic Design Competition organised by the Danish Design Centre.


A Board Member of Design On Tampere, 2020

Design OnTampere is an association of local designers, founded in 2010.  Design On Tampere (DOT) promotes design and city culture at Tampere and Pirkanmaa region.


Member of Ornamo and SIO

Ornamo Art and Design Finland is an expert organisation for designers. Ornamo advances the profession of designers and promotes the role of design in society. ORNAMO is the Finnish Association of Interior Architects SIO is a professional association established in 1949.


Sari is the co-founder of by Aatos.


LEIYA products 

Sari is the founder of LEIYA products, a design brand that manufactures and sells everyday design products. LEIYA`s products are designed to be used both at home and in the office – or any other place where the beauty of things and their functionality matters.

Brands products are sold in Formverk, Made in Finland Shop and Kotikalustamo.