Studio Lakayan is an interior architecture and design practice based in Oslo committed to merging imagination and discipline.

Studio Lakayan creates interiors and products that are born out of a belief in simplicity, minimalism, handcrafted perfectionism, and functionality.

Whether for a small cabin or a master plan, Studio Lakayan’s designs have a particular sensitivity towards each project to reflect a belief in combining the latest advances in technology with use of local materials and handcraft traditions.

As a practice embracing everyday spaces, Studio Lakayan is passionately committed to encouraging continuous dialogue and interaction between itself and clients, end-users, architects, engineers, designers, urbanists, artists and craftspeople. In Studio Lakayan we believe that it is only at the intersection of creativity, collaboration and learning that innovation emerges and imagination comes true.

A modern house by the beach with large windows through which you see designer furniture
A modern house by the beach with large windows through which you see designer furniture


  • Interior Architecture and Design

    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Hospitality
  • Product Design

    • Furniture
    • Lighting
    • Textiles and Rugs
    • Home Decor
  • Architecture

    • Design of Small Scale Buildings
    • Planning
Portrait of Dorna smiling with bright red lipstick.

About Dorna

Dorna Lakayan is an interior architect and designer with a refined and holistic approach to architecture, interiors, and product design that combines her Persian heritage with modern and minimal Scandinavian design language.

As the founder of Studio Lakayan, Dorna has completed an extensive portfolio worldwide ranging from master planning and residential architecture to restaurants, retails, hotels, offices, furniture and lighting.

Dorna believes in honoring location, local materials and crafts. She embraces the idea that design shapes our everyday lives and habits in a profound way. Therefore she tailors spaces with sensitive attention and understanding of where a project is located and how a space is used or lived in. This requires meticulous attention to detail, curiosity and ambition.

Dorna holds a Masters in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and has received her academic training internationally as an architect, artist and designer. Before founding the studio in 2021, Dorna worked in Iran, Malaysia and Norway. Today she works with a culturally diverse team of architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and material experts in Oslo, Norway.