Mari Isopahkala is a Helsinki-based freelance designer who was born in 1978. She studied furniture and interior design at the Lahti Institute of Design and graduated with a Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design Helsinki (present-day Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture). She works widely between product, jewelry, furniture, light, exhibition, and interior design. She has won the Nova Nordic Designer of the year 2012 award. Isopahkala belongs to a several design collectives, for example Imu Design and Design Migration. With these collectives and other contemporary design groups Isopahkala has been exhibited with various projects in all over the Europe and United States.