About

Mottoform is the design studio of Elizabeth Salonen — working in product, textile / surface, homewares and furniture design.

Salonen’s work has earned international recognition, and in 2012, she earned the title of Industrial Designer of the Year in Finland.

Elizabeth Salonen was born in Canada, studied design in the U.S. and Finland, and received a degree in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Salonen’s versatility can be seen in projects for prominent Finnish and international brands, and her work ranges between product, furniture, interior and graphics. Nordic influences are evident in the form language of her designs, and in her desire to push the limits of material and manufacturing processes. Since 2005, Salonen has been working independently under the company name Mottoform.

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