University of Art and Design Helsinki Media Centre Lume
SuomeksiSvensk resumé    
Home | News | Exhibition | Events | Partners | Behind MoA | Press | Contact
Home > Exhibition > Perttula, Kitta

Photo: MoA 2006

Photo: Kitta Perttula

Photo: Kitta Perttula

Photo: Kitta Perttula


Kitta Perttula

Industrial and Strategic Design
1979, Finland
Sasa – sitting and picking accessory


A man had gone ice fishing. Once he had found the right spot, he drilled a hole in the ice, sat on his backpack’s seat and started fishing. Soon after he caught a little something. After a good while of ice fishing, he decided to head back home. Now his catch was the problem, for he had forgot to bring a plastic bag and his only means of transportation was his backpack. It was guaranteed to start smelling of fish and one couldn’t put a backpack with metal braces into the washing machine.
It must have irked him.
Next time he ought to take Sasa along.
The gist of the idea is in its multifunctionality. One can sit on Sasa and since it has an opening that is placed conveniently for the hands, one can store his catch right away and wash the plastic Sasa later with dish washing liquid.
Sasa can be used to: fix your car, gather mushrooms, pick berries, weed your garden, housework, children’s games, etc. The only limitation is imagination!
Even the ice fisherman recommends it: choose Sasa.


A person who answers to the name:
Kitta Perttula.
The first Finnish Master of European Design to graduate from the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
Which means she spent two years of her studies in industrial design as an exchange student,
first in Konstfack in Sweden,
then at Akademie Der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart, Germany.
Learnt to know art already at the Pori Art School in 1999–2001.
Still loves music and used to play the violin and piano as a child.
Humour is the salt of life and sweets are its sugar.
Call her by her first name.


+358 40 727 9335

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Other Masters in this theme:
Juhana Arkio | Yun Jegal | Jokko Korhonen | Kirsten Sainio | Aino Vepsäläinen | Jarno Vesa | Kaisa Vuorinen

Selected Masters:

Aalto, Klaus
Aapro, Wesa
Aarras, Tiina
Aho, Henna
Andersson, Eeva
Andersson, Kirsi
Arkio, Juhana
Bastamow, Tanja
Bembibre Belda, Daniel
Blom, Liina
Ekström, Jarno
Ervamaa, Tuomas
Estadieu, Alex
Fagerlund, Maija
Flittner von, Nicolas
Forsström, Jan
Gecic, Maja
Häikiö, Paavo
Heikkinen, Tero
Hiltunen, Maarit
Huber, Sasha
Huurinainen, Marita
Iivanainen, Susanna
Ijäs, Mikko
Jakku, Tero
Jegal, Yun
Juva, Petra
Kärki, Laura
Kaakinen, Jussi
Kanervo, Anu
Kauhaniemi, Anu
Keto, Piia
Kiraly, Reka
Kivioja, Mikko
Koivunen, Paula
Korhonen, Jokko
Kosonen, Krista
Leikola, Heikki
Leiponen, Mette
Lenkkeri, Ville
Lindholm, Daniel
Mäkelä, Mia
Makkonen, Marita
Melander, Marco
Mizutani, Michihito
Mustonen, Taneli
Myllynen, Maarit
Niemi, Satu
Niidome, Naoto
Niskakangas, Suvi
Ohta, Mai
Paakkanen, Mikko
Paukkonen, Satu
Perttula, Kitta
Pirkola, Sanna–Mari
Puranen, Teija
Rantala, Nina
Saari, Anu
Sainio, Kirsten
Salin, Salla
Salomäki, Sonja
Sundén, Meri–Pauliina
Suominen, Matti
Takahashi, Yuka
Takala, Annukka
Talvitie–Lamberg, Karoliina
Terho, Iina
Tesolin, Jeremiah
Tiitinen, Tuomas
Tikkanen, Petteri
Tuomainen, Kati
Vepsäläinen, Aino
Vesa, Jarno
Viikka, Salla
Vuoma, Laura
Vuorinen, Kaisa
Wong, Suk Ki