Sirena Nieminen is a Finnish artisan and furniture designer. She was born in 1984 in Northern Ostrobothnia, Oulainen. She graduated as a designer from Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts in 2016 and as an artisan from Jyväskylä Technical College in 2008. Her favourite arts and crafts techniques are wood, ceramics, glass, crochet, weaving and illustration. Sirena’s style as a designer is functional and simple yet artistic and fun.
Ethics in design are very important to Sirena and therefore she’d like to design more for basic needs in an ecological way. In her bachelor thesis Sirena worked with asylum seekers aiming to find ways to solve the problems of privacy in the refugee centers.
Sirena is also an enthusiastic traveller. Her biggest journey was an eight month backpacking trip as a solo traveller in Asia and Europe. Sirena is seeking inspiration for her designs around the world and different cultures as well as from the needs of people and Finnish nature.