Fiskars Finland Oy Ab / Fiskars Waterwheel Set
Design: Fiskars R&D Team BU Functional Products
Fiskars has expanded its range of gardening tools to watering equipment. The Fiskars Waterwheel is a garden hose set that is as handy as a vacuum cleaner: it has a built-in compartment for all the needed accessories. The set with its handle is easy to carry, weighing just 3.5 kilograms. The Waterwheel is designed to lay horizontal, allowing for effortless 360-degree movement around the garden. Fiskars’ product development is always based on users’ needs. The Waterwheel is a new solution to a permanent problem in gardening. The company’s design DNA is consistent and recognizable.
INTO Concept Oy STARTUP / INTO the Nordic Silence furniture concept
Design: Interior architect SIO Hanna Gullstén, Interior architect SIO, architect SAFA Jari Inkinen
INTO the Nordic Silence is an interior design concept for office and learning environments to improve their ergonomic and acoustic properties. The range consists of different workstation solutions, spatial modules and space dividers. With them, e.g. quiet locations for concentrated work can be created. The concept is a response to the demand in the market for office furniture that supports better the new ways of working, adding to existing interior design. The product range has an integrated and clear-cut Scandinavian vocabulary of form.
Jukolux Oy STARTUP / JUKO HX luminaire
Design: Concept and product development Sami Gräsbeck, Ismo Aukee / Jukolux Oy
Design Paavo Mäkelä / RD Velho Oy; Mechanical features and assembly solutions Riku Lambacka, Miika Sinelmaa / RD Velho Oy; Production and manufacturing moulds Timo Nurminen, Heini Heikkinen / Jukova Corporation Oy
The JUKO HX luminaire was designed specifically for hazardous locations with a risk of explosion due to explosive gas, dust or vapour, such as oil refineries and processing plants. Product development proceeded from a customer study outlining the wishes of users: efficient lighting, a long product lifespan, maintenance-free use and ecological considerations. With its many innovative solutions, the luminaire serves the demanding special needs well. There was special focus on cooling and easy installation.
Konecranes Global Oy / Remote Operating Station
Design: Konecranes Industrial Design Team
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™. Shipyards, ports and terminals can be demanding and hazardous workplaces, which means that many cranes have been designed to be remotely operated. The Remote Operating System (ROS) offers the operator an office-type workstation for increased safety and efficiency. Several cranes can be conveniently operated from a single workstation. Konecranes has applied thorough user studies in its product design for many years. The ROS makes the work of operators more pleasant and less strenuous, which improves work satisfaction.
LINK Design and Development Oy / Foller, concept for reducing food waste
Design: Tomi Kankainen, Antti Eloheimo, Mikael Hirn, Ville Hirvonen, Anu Kankainen, Vladimir Abramov, Jaakko Anttila / LINK Design and Development Oy; Kimmo Saarela / TreLab Oy; Henri Pihkala / Streamr Oy
Food waste is a topical global challenge. Foller is an automated, real-time digital pricing and marketing system applying the Internet of things. It helps both grocery retailers and consumers to notice products approaching their use-by date and to utilise them. With the aid of sensors and the sales history of products, the system notices products in risk of expiration and starts to market them actively. Foller is an innovative, customer-based business concept with real benefits for both consumers and retailers.
Lojer Oy / Manuthera 242 mobilisation and manipulation table
Design: naprapath Teuvo Keisala, ndustrial designer Mari Alahuhtala, product development engineer Pasi Koski-Vähälä, product development manager Mika Kuusela, technician Pekka Putaja
Lojer is Finland’s leading manufacturer of medical furniture and an internationally significant player in its field, exporting over 60% of its production. The Manuthera treatment table is for professionals in manipulation treatment, such as physiotherapists. It is the result of a three-year period of product development, and contains innovative and patented technological features. Lojer has successfully applied design and high quality as competitive assets. The product development work on the treatment table was a major investment for the company, whose goal was to create the best treatment table in the world.
Nuviz Oy STARTUP / NUVIZ HUD head-up display
Design: Valtteri Eroma, Heli Säde, Ilkka Husgafvel / Nuviz Oy
NUVIZ HUD is a new head-up display for motorcycle helmets, giving the rider information on speed, location and other data while on the road. The display image is optically projected with the aid of a semi-transparent mirror into the field of vision so that it appears to be approximately ten metres in front of the rider. This means that the rider can keep his or her eyes on the road. The NUVIZ HUD will be launched in spring 2017. It is a good example of a product that has been developed from an application of a technical innovation, benefiting further from user-based design approach.
Pomarfin Oy / The Pomar Felt Boot collection
Design: Pomar Design Team: Design Manager Minna Peltomäki, Designer Mette Hiltunen
Pomarfin revised the traditional Finnish felt boot. The boots of this collection can be worn in freezing, wet and slushy conditions alike. Woollen felt is a warm, breathable and durable material, and the lining laminated on a Gore-Tex membrane makes the felt boots as waterproof as rubber boots. Pomarfin is one of the few companies whose shoes are still being made in Europe. The Felt Boot collection combines tradition with a modern appearance and practical materials. Felt boots have been developed into a product for the present climate and contemporary trends.
PUF Design Market STARTUP/ PUF Design Market concept shop
Design: Hanna Pennanen, Matti Järvinen
PUF Design Market is a design and fashion sales concept making it easier for small brands to enter the market: a shared sales platform where individual modules can be rented. PUF attends to all the practical arrangements, allowing designers to focus on creative work. The webstore makes the products available everywhere. In the summer, PUF expands with a shipping container that can be taken to festivals. PUF Design Market is an easy and natural solution to the problems of small manufacturers and brands: visibility, distinction, findability and the challenges of commercial skills. Photo: Kerttu Pennanen
Skanska Talonrakennus Oy / Home Store Concept
Design: Design Manager Sari Anttonen, Business Development Manager Susanna Sucksdorff, Interior Design Coordinator Sonja Lepistö / Skanska Kodit
Retail Art Director Ann-Catrin Friborg / ReActor Retail
Skanska Homes studied the home-buyer’s customer path and developed a service concept, where one can study alternatives for materials in his or her future apartments in a comfortable setting and with the assistance of expert customer guides. The carefully designed solutions of the store ensure an integrated look and service experience everywhere. The concept supports the work of salespersons and customer service and the Skanska brand as a reliable housing developer. The Home Store is a new concept in its field, expanding Skanska’s operations from construction to customer experience.