• Tuija Asta Järvenpää is a Finnish  interior architect and artist specializing in conceptual architecture and design.
    She was born 1968 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, went to schools in Finland with priorities in visual arts.
    At the age of 17  made an AFS -exchange year in The Netherlands,where she took courses in  product design and crafts. After in Finland she finished her high school 1988 with diploma also in ceramics and  followed a courses  in artesian crafts and design for 2 years. From 1990-1995  she studied  industrial design at  the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
    The unsustainable ethics  of industrial production took her  interest from product design practice to working for  aesthetic environment  with other  means. From 1995 on she has been active in Helsinki  operating vastly within the cultural fields; with artists, designers, architects, musicians, writers, dancers, actors...During 1995-2005 she cocreated  several site-specific installations and happenings,
    challenging  the notions of urban environmental and  social  issues e.g. FINNISH SUSHI BAR FISH, LIGHTBAR, SILENCE, RUSAKKO INDEPENDENT.  
    At 2002 she was  invited to Casino Luxembourg to follow the  master course on urbanism and art in public space by Joep van Lieshout and Claude Closky. After in 2003 she was invited  to make a site specific work for City of Paris. BOUDOIR DE PARIS -performance for a public space was born.  Her experience with site specific installations and happenings made her  a sought after architect particularly or large contemporary art exhibitions e.g. ART FAIR SUOMI, MUU18V. PARTY IN EVERY ROOM.
    In 2005 the  DISPOSABLE WEDDING GOWN had its premier. Being here response  to the disposable culture encouraged by the industrial design practice. The gown  reached American tour  and  got a lot of attention.  The printed 1:1 size PAPER CHRISTMAS TREE  made in 2007,  was an other  statement, now on the material circulation and  growth forests.
    Her interest in the materials and and their relationship to ecology  sustainability  has come along since her  industrial design studies. She  teaches material knowledge for interior design student and works as a freelance  interior architect  offering sustainable solutions for her clients.