MELT - light
MELT design lighting is made of mouth-blown glass that creates an illusion of a melting ice block. The unique shapes of the lamps are made with free blowing technique where the bubble is blown over a graphite block. The hollow brick-shape is finished with sand blasting and becomes the characterizing element of the product.
As there is water added into the lamp, it can also be used as a vase or the water can be colorized to make different variations of the clear glass lamp. The water inside the lamp also reflects the light beautifully on the table and makes it more alive.
MELT is blown at Mafka & Alakoski glass studio in Riihimäki, Finland.
FLIP - Electric foldable scooter
Foldable electric scooter concept for Finnish e-scooter brand Meeko.
My proposal for the new Meeko scooter has a very minimalist style. All the unnecessary elements have been left out of the design and the remaining are aesthetically as simple as possible. So simply put, “form follows function”.
The rotary folding system allows the two main frames to be almost identical. The scooter folds simply by turning the steering stem 180° and tilting it then down. The round plates around the hinge prevent the stem from folding down while driving. The wooden board and the handle bars have also hinges so the scooter folds in a very compact size. The battery and control unit with all the electricity is hidden inside the pipe structure.
ORBIT - Glass products
(Jukka Jokinen & Heikki Konu)
1st prize 2018
Glass Design Competition “House of Glass” by Glassmanufaktur Harzkristall & Gerhard Bürger Foundation, Germany
Orbit is a holistic glass product family for home decoration. The base shape of each product is a cylinder which is modified to achieve different forms. The variety of objects all come from the same mold.
The new kind of glass blowing mold can be used to produce unlimited amount of different designs. The desired shape can be made by stacking modular pieces on top of each other in the mold.
BUBBLE - Cognac glass
The idea of the shape came from a bubble under water rising towards the surface. The upper part of the glass is mould-blown and the solid glass-stand is attached in hot work. The mould for the upper part was carved from wood with CNC.
BUBBLE glasses are blown in Riihimäki, Finland
SUBVOYAGE - Cruise concept
(Jukka Jokinen, Heikki Konu, Janne Pärssinen)
Subvoyage is a new kind of semi-sub cruise ship. It enables passengers to experience worlds both above and under the sea. Up to 200 customers can enjoy the underwater cruise with exclusive comforts. Underwater life can be sighted for the whole duration of the cruise on the mothership and with different types of submersible vessels.
GW -logo design
GW is graphic design for SKANSKA that is one of the biggest construction companies in the Nordic. GW is short from one of their projects “Gustaf Wilhelm” which is located in Sompasaari, Helsinki. Gustaf Wilhelm is a housing project of 189 apartments and a parking area. The 38M € contract was ordered by Helsinki Housing Production Department ATT.
I was ordered to design a local site logo that can be used in several occasions. For example after given the admittance to the construction site, workers can attach the GW-logo as a sticker on their helmets. The logo resembles the silhouette of Helsinki as seen from the site in Sompasaari.
DECK - Bathroom concept
Uponor collaboration project for new bathroom solutions.
DECK is a new revolutionary structure for bathroom floors. Underneath the surface-structure it holds the leveling metal frames and the plumbing that are built on the waterproofed stoneboard and the inclined bottom frames. DECK also enables the use of new materials like wood on bathroom floor thanks to the ventilated floor structure.
Instead of jackhammering, mixing concrete and waiting for it to dry the bathroom can be built by fewer resources in much shorter time. DECK can also be easily modified because of the easy access to the plumbing and other structures.