PHILOSOPHY AND VALUES

With a holistic approach towards design and manufacturing projects Paja&Bureau fuses traditional crafts skills and knowledge with contemporary techniques, tools and aesthetics.

MAterial-based design.

At the heart of each project is a deep respect for honest materials. We aim to base our decisions on the innate qualities of each individual material and to emphasize those features by displaying structures and exposing surfaces rather than covering. This is reflected especially in our use of different metals and their various surface treatments which we’ve experimented with to highlight the nature of the material. 

 

The origin of the materials plays a significant role in our value system and we aim to utilize only ethically and ecologically sourced materials and design with the intention of minimizing waste.

integrated agility.

Our aim is to offer each customer a wide range of options at the beginning of each project and include versatility along the way from start to finish. We strive towards maximum in-house planning and execution which allows us to be both a reliable and adaptable partner. We also value transparency to a high degree and take pride in active and honest communication throughout each project.

Sustainability as second nature.

For us sustainable practices are an obvious way of conducting business and feel it is a requisite part of operating a company in any form. From material, subcontracting partners, logistics to manufacturing processes and facility operations we constantly and regularly assess each facet of our business through an environmental impact lens. 

Brass counters, structures and a steel frame window divider for a private home. Design by Laura Huhtakangas/A1 Design.

Sample material palette with different metal materials 0n massive oak frame.  

Steel wireframe table prototype with two surface treatment versions: effect black and oxidized and a massive oak tabletop.

Wire chair manufactured for Jussi Laine as a part of Nemo Architects’ OSAT/PARTS exhibition. Photographs by Unto Rautio.

Paja&Bureau’s unique forged wall reliefs in steel. Surface is made by a combination of grinding, oil-burning and heat coloring.  

Wooden window shutters, frames and decorations for both doors and windows for a private home.  

Landscape gallery and visual elements for performances for Helsinki Fest 2020. Design by Outi Lehto. Photographs by Saara Autere.  

Ozidized steel bathroom tables for Lily Lee restaurant in Helsinki.  

Steel gate for an appartment complex. Design by Laura Huhtakangas/A1.

Interior steel dog gate with oxidized surface and copper details.