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ARTO

"Every case is unique, but there’s always a way to meet or even surpass the customers wishes and hopes. I always try to work with the client in achieving the perfect product – both functional and beautiful."

Arto Halmetoja is a seasoned cabinet maker. His professional history with wood work spans almost fourty years to date. He has taught, lived and defined carpentry in this time and continues to do so still. Ever since the new millennium Arto’s focus has been in made-to-order products as well as in building his own catalog – ranging from furniture to decorative and functional items for everyday use.

For Arto, design is about taking every aspect in to account – from sustainability to how each material behaves. The works themselves adhere to a certain plasticity and often challenge conventional practices in terms of structure and the use of material.

Arto Halmetoja is a seasoned cabinet maker. His professional history with wood work spans almost fourty years to date. He has taught, lived and defined carpentry in this time and continues to do so still. Ever since the new millennium Arto’s focus has been in made-to-order products as well as in building his own catalog – ranging from furniture to decorative and functional items for everyday use.

For Arto, design is about taking every aspect in to account – from sustainability to how each material behaves. The works themselves adhere to a certain plasticity and often challenge conventional practices in terms of structure and the use of material.

WORKS

WORKS

“Origin – detail – the big picture.”

Arto’s pieces have a minimal footprint. All the wood materials used in the products have been proven proven sustainable.

Harmony is not about rules, it’s about fitting together.

A living material will make for living design.
These pieces are for a unique cabinet for a client.

The best result is found by listening to both the client and the material.

A good everyday item is simultaneously a concept in itself and a part of the whole.

Simple is often both beautiful and functional.

A reflecting clear glass can add a wonderful dynamic to a material as warm and soft as wood.

Every object is a part of the dialogue in a space, transforming it’s surroundings while reflecting them as well.

Domestic species of wood both work and play well.

Curves may lead you on and seduce you. They can be calm without being still.

Wood will work together with almost any other material.

Made-to-order carpentry can become as much a part of the architecture as they do the interior decoration.

It’s good to feast at times, but it is the subtle flavours that keep you going.

Timeless does age, but it doesn’t perish. Every scratch and bruise is a testament to a design that understands life.

What do you need, how can I help? Contact me and we’ll realize your vision together!

CATALOG

"Looking at your work just made my smile a bit more more complex”
“Let’s get aquainted, exchange ideas and see where it takes us.”
Laaki Imago