modern storage furnitures by fleimio

modern storage furnitures by fleimio

world around us has changed dramatically the past ten years, which has led to improvements and changes in education, in our personal lives and in our work. Therefore, there is demand for modern storage furnitures for contemporary interior design and home décor. This article describes the versatile fleimio trolley concept.

Furnitures today need to be practical and they should suit the overall ambience of the personal home, i.e. the “spirit of home”. Additionally, they should not cost too much, but on the other hand, the quality should be good so that they would last and be durable. Versatility is a great plus.

The fleimio trolley (design Tero Jakku 2010) was created as an elegant modern log holder in the beginning. However, the users of the trolley have invented new playful ways to use it. Therefore, today it is a versatile modern storage furniture. With the newly launched accessories, you are able to customise the fleimio trolley for your personal needs.

fleimio trolley models

Today there are several fleimio trolley models: fleimio mini trolley, fleimio trolley original, fleimio trolley 5 shelves and fleimio wine trolley, which is the fleimio trolley 5 shelves model with fleimio wine shelves.

The fleimio mini trolley has two shelves, out of which the top shelf can be changed into a different colour shelf or into a fleimio wine shelf. Read more about the fleimio mini trolley. The fleimio trolley original has three locations for the shelves, which can be regular or wine shelves. Read more about the fleimio trolley original. As the name tells, the fleimio trolley 5 shelves model can take five shelves. Read more about the fleimio trolley 5 shelves or about fleimio wine trolley.

As to the accessories, there are several accessories available: fleimio regular shelves, fleimio wine shelves and fleimio bags. Read more about the fleimio regular shelves, fleimio wine shelves and about fleimio bags.

fleimio wine shelves

fleimio regular shelvesfleimio bags four colours folded

There are many ways how the fleimio trolleys can be used and many places where they can be used. The same fleimio trolley can be used for storing newspapers, towels, firewood or jeans. It can be used in children’s room, bedroom or in the living room at home, or naturally in any public venue, shop, restaurant, hotel or office.

The fleimio trolleys have several functions; fleimio mini trolley is a versatile trolley sidetable, the original fleimio trolley an elegant log holder with wheels, the fleimio trolley 5 shelves, a magazine, vinyl record or book stand – and the fleimio wine trolley a catering trolley for wines for home parties or restaurant events.

red fleimio wine trolley with wine bottles

versatile fleimio trolley original

 

When you will remove the shelves from your trolley and put a fleimio bag to your trolley, it converts into a modern storage furniture for textiles or toys. Some people use it as a laundry system.

fleimio trolleys with fleimio bags

Additionally, they have wheels that enable moving them from one place to another easily, which may be a great benefit when thinking of practical home life, i.e. for example vacuum cleaning the home.

The same fleimio trolley can have various roles during the year: during summer, it can be used as a magazine or book stand, during spring and autumn as a stand for jeans or raincoats – and during winter as a modern log holder. When arranging parties, it can serve as a catering trolley with wine bottles.

Moreover, the new modern furnitures could bring some joy to life too. Inventing new creative and playful ways of using them may bring much fun for the whole family!

The fleimio trolleys are made of Finnish birch which grows 50-70 years before it will be converted into a modern storage furniture. The fleimio furnitures are made to last: both the usage and the looks.

The fleimio trolleys are available in four colours: white, grey, black and red. For the contract market there is a possibility to have fleimio trolleys with custom colour or custom pattern.

 

Design Year 2017: Highligts from the Top of Finnish Design – fleimio trolley 12/2017

Design Year 2017: Highligts from the Top of Finnish Design – fleimio trolley 12/2017

cover of the design year finland 2017 publication

Design Year 2017 is a new publication about extensive Finnish design. It is a timetravel to the history of design in the independent Finland. Additionally, it tells about highlights from the top of Finnish design describing the origin of each product. The publication presents approximately 100 Finnish designs.

Design Year 2017 publication was made since Finland celebrated its 100th anniversary of independence on the 6th of December 2017. The content of the publication is implemented in cooperation with the Finnish Design Organizations. The publication is bilingual, Finnish and English.

The publication goes through the history of the Finnish design and its masters: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, Nils-Gustav Hahl, Tapio Virkkala, Kaj Franck, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Timo Sarpaneva, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Eero Aarnio to name a few, who have with their works made Finland known of its design since the beginning of our independence. Hopefully this development continues with the young design talents of Finland.

Additionally, the Design Year 2017 publication writes about the Highlights from the Top of Finnish design; describing a versatile group of design talents of Finland today. As the publication says, attention to detail, inspiration from the Finnish nature, functionality with many other aspects have been the key issues when turning an idea into a final product.

Among the Highlights of the Top of Finnish Design in the Design Year 2017 publication, is the fleimio trolley designed by designer Tero Jakku (MA). The Design year 2017 wrote: “Fleimio trolley’s story begins with firewood.” True. In the beginning, the fleimio trolley was designed to be a modern logholder, that is an elegant furniture for the firewood.

fleimio and fleimio trolley in Design Year 2017 publication

The fleimio trolley’s design, created by Mr Tero Jakku, has been untouched since the registration. However, the concept of the fleimio trolley has been evolved during the time. Now the fleimio trolley can be used in many ways and in many possible locations: in offices, hotels, public locations, restaurants and naturally in home décor.

The fleimio trolley is a modern storage furniture for example for magazines, vinyl records, books, firewood and jeans. It is a mobile furniture whose location in the premises is easy to change, because it has wooden wheels.

The key of the fleimio trolley concept is naturally in its versatile and functional design. Moreover, the available accessories: the extra fleimio regular shelves, the extra fleimio wine shelves and fleimio bags enable customising the fleimio trolley to one’s own needs. Fleimio trolley is made of birch.

The fleimio trolley is available in two sizes and in four regular colours. Moreover, the customised fleimio trolleys, i.e. trolleys with customised colour or pattern, are available for the professionals.

Design Year 2017 wrote: “…the movability of the product makes it versatile and it can even be a mobile bookshelf.” The new creative way to use the fleimio trolley is the right, says the fleimio.

So far the fleimio trolley original has been sold in more than 20 countries mainly in Europe. The design of the fleimio trolley is registered in the EU. Moreover, its design is protected by a design patent in the USA.

Read more about fleimio trolley or other fleimio trolley models. 

Fleimio Shall Exhibit at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 6.-10th of February 2018

The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair accepted the fleimio application and gave fleimio 20 m2 space and stand AG:17, which is located between the major halls A and B. This is not the first time fleimio exhibits at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. The first time fleimio exhibited 2012, when it launched the fleimio trolley for international professionals. Last time fleimio exhibited this year (Feb 2017).

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picture: the fleimio stand in Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair Feb 2017

The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the number one trade fair in design in the Nordic Countries. During Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, the fair is full to bursting point with the latest innovations within interior design and lighting for both homes and public spaces. New products, new materials, new knowledge, new trends and new environmental and technological solutions are displayed in a both informative and inspirational manner.

Over 40 000 people visited the fair in 2017 from over 60 countries. Last time Feb 2017, the fair had press coverage from over a 1100 journalist and over 300 of them were international journalists. Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is truly an international fair with visitors from the whole world.

wood-trolley

The fleimio trolley (old name was fleimio wood trolley / halkovaunu in Finnish) was launched at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2012 for the international trade. The fleimio stand was located in hall B and the fair was pretty nice to fleimio trolley: magazines like Mad og Bolig, Plaza Interiör and Elle Interiör wrote about this novelty.

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picture: Plaza Interiör 5/2012                                                                                                                       Picture: Mad og Bolig 5/2012

February 2018 fleimio will focus on its modern storage furnitures category. The fleimio will exhibit at least the fleimio trolley, fleimio wine trolley and fleimio 5 shelf trolley, fleimio mini trolley – and the fleimio woodhopper, which will be presented for the first time to the Nordic trade professionals.

 

fleimio-trolleys

                                                                                                                    picture: versatile fleimio trolleys in various colours and functions

Fleimio trolley is a versatile modern storage furniture that can be used for storing and moving e.g. magazines, books, firewood and jeans. It is convenient to use, because it has wheels. The fleimio trolley fits well several interiors: almost any room at home or second home, public venues, restaurants, boutiques and naturally offices.

The fleimio wine trolley and fleimio 5 shelf trolley are modifications of the original fleimio trolley. The overall design of them resembles the design of the fleimio trolley, but the wine trolley and 5 shelf trolley has five locations for the shelves, which makes it more suitable for e.g. magazines, company brochures – or naturally for wines in home parties or in cafes and bistros. Some people use the five shelf trolley for vinyl records.

Fleimio mini trolley is a versatile trolley side table that can be used as a bedside table too. One is able to store items suitable to one’s interior design in it. Moreover, it is easy to move from one place to another, because it has wheels. Therefore, one is able to easily rearrange the interior design any day.

First timer – the fleimio woodhopper – is a firewood cart, that helps moving, transporting and storing the firewood. As all other fleimio products, the fleimio woodhopper is designed in Finland.

Additionally, fleimio will bring some novelties too, but is not yet ready to tell about the novelties. There are rumours that at least some of the novelties may be new colours for the fleimio firewood carts…

fleimio-woodhopper woodhopper

The same week as Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm Design Week, shall also be organized presenting more than 100 highprofile design events at various venues around the city.

Fleimio Launched Novelties at the Maison & Objet Paris 8.-12th of September 2017

Design company fleimio from finland exhibited for the 5th time at the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris on the 8.-12th of September. The stand of fleimio D7 was located in a great location in hall 7 (now! design a vivre!) where fleimio presented its novelties widening its range of modern storage furnitures.

It was already five years ago, when fleimio exhibited for the first time at M&O. At that time – the stand was its representatives La Boutique Scandinave’s / AG Sarl’s who represents also other Scandinavian brands in the competitive French market.

Fleimio-Novelties

At that time, fleimio had only one product at the fair – the fleimio trolley (look photo on the left) – the modern log holder. However, since 2014 the fleimio assortment has grown a lot.

This year 2017 fleimio exhibited several novelties for the professionals at the fair.

Fleimio Novelties

For the first time at Maison & Objet, the visitors got a chance to get acquainted with fleimio woodhopper, a firewood cart for transporting firewood and with fleimio wine trolley, which is a modified version of the fleimio trolley dedicated for serving wines in home parties, catering or in restaurants and bistros.

 

Fleimio Woodhopper

Fleimio-Woodhopper

Especially the visitors from France and from Asia were interested in the fleimio woodhopper, which is an agile firewood cart, as it has only one wheel due to the fact that yards and gardens – at least in the Nordic countries – are not even and flat. The yards near the French Alps are definitely not flat! Almost every visitor at fleimio stand wanted to test drive the fleimio woodhopper.

Visitor Feedback regarding the Fleimio Woodhopper:

visitors-feedback

Majority of the visitors considered the price of the fleimio woodhopper reasonable being a product 100% designed and manufactured in Finland. However, almost all the visitors – especially those who test drove the cart – were most satisfied with the usability of the fleimio woodhopper. Nevertheless, there were people, who did not understand the advantages of having only one wheel.

Fleimio Wine Trolley

The other novelty – fleimio wine trolley – gathered a lot of interested visitors too. The fleimio wine trolley is a modification of the original fleimio trolley. The design of the trolley is actually the same, but in the wine model, there are wooden shelves designed for the standard size wine bottles. The fleimio wine trolley can take max 10 bottles of wine, which is quite ok quantity for big home parties not to mention the events and hospitalities in restaurant and/or bistros.

fleimio-wine-trolley

The visitors at the fair gave the fleimio wine trolley a nick name “perfect evening”. The reason behind this was, that in the exhibition sample, there were books on the top shelf, then several bottles of wine – and high-end Finnish birch logs in the bottom.

The design of the fleimio wine trolley was the key. The pleasant outlook of the trolley and its characteristics of Scandinavian design with the aesthetics of the Nordic lifestyle were highly appreciated.

Additionally, the visitors liked the touch and feel of the trolley: the high-end birch with careful work by the carpenters, obtained a lot of positive feedback. Naturally, the price of the wine trolley should be lower. However, when considering the fact that first the birch needs to grow up 50 – 70 years, the price is acceptable remembering that  the fleimio trolleys are manufactured, assembled and quality controlled in the EU.

Visitors Feedback regarding the Fleimio Wine Trolley:

fleimio-wine-trolley-feedback

All in all, the Maison & Objet Paris was nice to fleimio, who exhibited for the first time on its own stand. Design company fleimio is concentrated on the trolleys and carts and promotes their playful use (versatility, many ways how to use, many places where one can use them). The fleimio trolleys and carts belong to a new category of modern storage furnitures.  The benefit of the fleimio’s modern storage furnitures is that they have wheels.

wine-trolley

How to Select a Proper Way to Transport Firewood to the Fireplace

People in the Nordic Countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland) burn a lot firewood in their fireplaces in order to warm up their houses during the winter when the outdoor temperature is often freezen (below 0 centigrades).

Traditionally the firewood are carried by using a log holder or a cardboard box. However, winters are long and not many people have enough strenght to do this. Additionally, the distance from the woodshed to the fireplace may be long.

When selecting a tool to transport firewood to the fireplace – there are plenty of alternatives. Here below a short introduction to each.

Fireplaces have various characteristics that ought to be considered when thinking of storing and managing firewood supply. In the first place the physical dimensions of the fireplace set limits for the firewood logs’ thickness and lenght. In general, it is not advisable to store dry logs too near the fireplace because of fire safety. Moreover, we recommend to follow the guides set for storing firewood.  Fireplaces can be categorized as following;  stoves, baking & heating ovens, fireplaces and design fireplaces. Each of them have their extra characteristics that should be taken into consideration.

Log holders are portable baskets, boxes or fixed racks. Difference between these options are size and therefore easiness of use and outlook. Firewood are normally stored in a wood shed. Moving the logs from the wood shed to the fireplace should be taken care of. It is obvious, that fixed firewood racks are pretty solid pieces of furniture. One should select a log holder with a proper size – since it results in heaviness of the holder.

When talking about storing the firewood indoors, one can have the logs in the log holder. Another option is to build a solid firewood stand that suit the interior design. However, one needs to remember that the logs need to be transported  to the solid firewood rack.

log-holder                                      log-holder

Example of a traditional Finnish log holder            Example of a solid firewood storing solution

Wheeled storing solutions are actually log holders with wheels. They are useful in transporting the firewood easily from the woodshed to the fireplace. Additionally, they may take much more firewood to be transported compared to the regular log holders. The wheeled storing solutions have one more extra benefit: they are easy to relocate in interior design, which gives new  possibilities for example to have the firewood visible or to have them not visible.

There are several carts for transporting firewood available. Most of them are designed for transporting the firewood. When thinking of transporting the firewood, one critical question is the location of the woodshed: outdoors or indoors. Design company fleimio from Finland has developed a new solution for wheeled firewood transportation: a firewood carts that also looks good.

fleimio-woodhopper-firewood-cart      fleimio-trolley

fleimio woodhopper firewood cart                          fleimio trolley

Fleimio Woodhopper is a firewood cart that helps you to transport more firewood easier.You are able to store and move approximately 2-3 times more firewood in it compared to a regular log holder. Material is steel.  It has only one wheel which makes it agile to run.The fleimio logcart is designed for outdoor use – for firewood logs that are longer than 25 cm.

Fleimio Trolley is a furniture for firewood – a modern log holder with wheels. Designed by Mr Tero Jakku (MA) from Finland. Material is birch and the producer recommends to use it indoors only.

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