Industrial Design students created plywood products that can be delivered to the customer encased in flat packaging. The customer can assemble the product themselves. The products will be for sale in the Design Players online service, developed as part of the DigiPrintNetwork project, during the spring of 2017. Partners in this enterprise are Arazzo Oy and Digiprint Oy, companies specializing in digital printing technology. This is why the product designs also include patterns/prints. Product prototypes were manufactured at Metropolia.
The course for user-driven design was taught by Juha Ainoa.
FLAT BAG is made from recycled fabric and Finnish birch plywood. Its simple design holds multifunctions. FLAT BAG can be used as a backpack and the plywood covers work as a writing pad when necessary. The fabric parts are detachable and washable. Noora Karila
KYYT is a fusion of tradition, material illusion and perky colors. KYYT is a sporty and modern variation of the traditional Japanese Geta footwear. Like its trendsetter, KYYT is also meant for everyone – a unisex product. The shoes are made of birch plywood. The flexible shoelaces are removable and there are a few different ways to tie them. The shoes are available in various sizes. Elina Sahlgren
SASARI is a board game designed to improve strategic skills and memory. Made out of 6,5 mm mahogany and birch plywood, the intended size of the product is 260 x 260 x 26 mm. The goal of the game is to move the game pieces to match the pattern formed at the top of the individual’s triangular playing area. The trick in the game is that the outer four symbols are hidden after memorization. Players move their pieces one step at a time. After each round the order of the symbols in the middle is changed. The player has to maintain the order of the symbols in their memory, and strategize his/her moves to score matches. The player who gets four matches first wins. Housing 2-4 players, it is guaranteed that all of the players will be at least a bit smarter after playing this game (I relinquish all responsibility for any destroyed friendships). The product can also serve as a neat decorative element at home. Samuel Happonen