I am Elīna Bušmane. I was born in Riga, Latvia. My interest is design as a global phenomenon with local and temporal specific.


Name: Elīna Bušmane

Born: 06.05.1984.


2008 – 2010  Aalto University,  School of Art and Design

Master program in Furniture Design

Minor program in Creative Sustainability

2004 – 2008      Latvian Academy of Arts

Bachelor of Arts, Furniture and Interior design

1999 – 2004      Riga School of Art and Design

Qualification in interior designer specialty


Since 2010 work for brands Nakts Mēbeles,  Heavens

  • Product development
  • Furniture design
  • Retail design
  • Product identity


  • 1st Place in the design contest Collapsibles organized by the Estonian Associations of designers in Tallinn, Estonia 2007
  • 2nd Range award of Latvian Art Directors Club in category “Industrial Design Mastery” in Riga, Latvia 2007
  • 1st Place in the Young designers contest SaloneSatellite Worldwide in Moscow, Russia, 2005


  • IMM Cologne, products of Heavens brand, Germany 2015;
  • IMM Cologne, products and stand of Heavens brand, Germany 2014;
  • Masters of Arts exhibition of Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland 2010;
  • Habitare, University of Art and Design Helsinki stand in Helsinki, Finland 2009;
  • Storie di Design, Palermo, Italy 2009;
  • SaloneSatellite, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy 2008;
  • SaloneSatellite, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy 2006;


Drawing, Painting, Prototyping, Scale modeling
Technical Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Auto Cad, Corel Draw, 3ds Studio Max