HILE is a Finnish design brand creating locally produced and perfected items for coffee lovers.

Our coffee related products are produced in Finland. As a main material we use birch ply. Some products have a thin polypropylene layer on top for help to keep them neat and to increase duration. We have various subcontractors in Southern-Finland that produce the workpieces and packages for us. The exact finishing from sanding and branding to oiling and packing is made at HILE wood workshop in Helsinki.

Designers Hilja Nikkanen & Teemu Karhunen

Hilja Nikkanen is the founder of HILE brand. Hilja has graduated from University of Art and Design Helsinki as Master of Arts from Industrial Design department. During this period Hilja had secondary subject studies on trend research but also entrepreneurship and leadership studies in the Helsinki School of Economics. From other education Hilja is professional chef. Love for restaurant and food culture can be seen also in Hilja’s design work. Positive trends from food culture – like localness and traceability – are also natural part of HILE brand.

Teemu Karhunen has graduated from University of Art and Design Helsinki. He is Master of Arts from furniture design department. Before design career Teemu has graduated as an artisan cabinetmaker. Teemu has done his career mainly workings as product development specialist since 2002 in furniture industry but also made his own design work.

HILE // Design for coffee lovers. Made in Finland.

phone +358 505865433

HILE / Hilja Nikkanen
Inkoonkatu 8 A 3
00520 Helsinki
tmi Hilja Nikkanen
y-tunnus 2098558-0