At Uuni we design products fuelled by our passion for homemade food and a love of simple design. Our company was founded by London based husband and wife team Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland in 2012.
Kristian, originally from Finland, designed our first product ‘Uuni’- a small, fast and affordable wood-fired oven in 2011. (Uuni is pronounced "oooh-nee" and means ‘oven’ in Finnish:)
Uuni came into being because as a passionate foodie, Kristian wanted to step-up his homemade pizzas and buy a wood-fired oven to get that authentic wood flavour. However, the ovens on the market were large, expensive models that were not right for our small garden. Kristian decided to create a small and affordable oven to solve this problem. Uuni was designed to allow anyone to have authentic wood-fired food without the need for a large, costly installation of a traditional oven. We first launched Uuni on Kickstarter, a crowd-funding platform and as such, community has always been at the heart of our thinking as a friendly, family run business.
We are now have the second generation Uuni, ‘Uuni 2’ available. Faster, hotter and even better than the first model. Uuni 2 is smaller than a carryon suitcase and allows people to make amazing wood-fired food in their own gardens, back yards, balconies or even when camping!
As we move forward and grow we continue to develop new products in response to customers needs: remaining true to the key Uuni ingredients - usefulness, great design, simplicity and affordability.