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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 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.

Hus & Hem 9/2017: help with firewood – fleimio woodhopper

Hus & Hem 9/2017: help with firewood – fleimio woodhopper

Swedish Hus & Hem magazine wrote in their 9/2017 issue: “help with firewood – fleimio woodhopper” in their “everything for the house” article.

hus & hem allt för huset fleimio woodhopper

The magazine wrote: “it is time to think about job which helps in warming in the winter. A logcart is a good helper for the hard job. “fleimio woodhopper” made of steel, heigh 98 cm, 960 SKR (99 €), fleimio.com.”

The fleimio woodhopper helps you to move more firewood easier. 1 x fleimio woodhopper costs 99€/pc (incl vat 24%) and  freight is 19 € to Sweden and 39 € to rest of Europe.

green and grey fleimio woodhopperFleimio Woodhopper is cart for transporting fire wood. Available in two colours: green (british racing green) and grey (graphite grey). Product is meant for those, who feel carrying firewood logs as heavy or for those, whose distance from the woodshed to the fireplace or to the sauna is long.

That is, it is a log cart that helps you to move more firewood easier. You are able to store and move approximately 2-3 times more firewood in it compared to a regular log holder. You are able to use it for rug rags or for your cello if you like.

It is designed for outdoor use – for firewood logs that are longer than 25 cm. It is agile to drive, because it has only one wheel. It is possible to be stored in horizontal or vertical position.

Fleimio woodhopper is manufactured in finland. Material is steel and it is equipped with high-quality air pressure rubber tyre. It will be delivered fully assembled and ready for use.

See to that there is enough air in the tyre.

fleimio woodhopper (grey) in the hus & hem 05092017

List of retailers here.

“Frequently Asked Questions” here.

Drömhem & Trädgård 8/2017: Just Now – Fleimio Woodhopper

Drömhem & Trädgård 8/2017: Just Now – Fleimio Woodhopper

Drömhem & Trädgård magazine from Sweden in their issue n:o 11 (8/2017) wrote on their “Just Now” page:
“Save your back! Is it a long way from woodshed to the fireplace or to sauna? Drive your logs with a nice cart.
Finnish Fleimio Woodhopper, 950 SKR (99 €) + freight, fleimio.com”

DRÖMHEM OCH TRÄDGÅRD PAGE 14 FLEIMIO WOODHOPPER

Fleimio Woodhopper is cart for transporting fire wood. Product is meant for those, who feel carrying firewood logs as heavy or for those,
whose distance from the woodshed to the fireplace or to the sauna is long.

That is, it is a log cart that helps you to move more firewood easier. You are able to store and move approximately 2-3 times more firewood
in it compared to a regular log holder. You are able to use it for rug rags if you like.

It is designed for outdoor use – for firewood logs that are longer than 25 cm. It is agile to drive, because it has only one wheel.
It is possible to be stored in horizontal or vertical position.

Fleimio woodhopper is manufactured in finland. Material is steel and it is equipped with high-quality air pressure rubber tyre.
It will be delivered fully assembled and ready for use.

See to that there is enough air in the tyre. We recommend to use the product outdoors.

FLEIMIO WOODHOPPER PÅ DRÖMHEM & TRÄDGÅRD 11 082017

 

Allt om Trädgård Fixa 8/2017: Logcart Fleimio Woodhopper

Allt om Trädgård Fixa 8/2017: Logcart Fleimio Woodhopper

Allt om Trädgård magazine’s Fixa (8/2017) issue wrote about “Logcart Fleimio Woodhopper”.
The Allt om Trädgård magazine wrote about Fleimio Woodhopper on their “Grönt & Skönt” (green and nice) pages. The magazine wrote:
“Logcart Fleimio Woodhopper, steal, rubber wheel, 98 x40 x 23,5 cm, ca 950 SKR (freight ca 180 SKR).

allt om trädgård Fixa 08/2017 fleimio woodhopper

fleimio woodhopper in the allt om trädgård The Fleimio Woodhopper is for easier log transportation: Fleimio Woodhopper is for those,
who think that firewood weight too much and for those for whom
the distance from the woodshed to the fireplace or sauna is long.

Fleimio Woodhopper is a logcart for outdoor use. It is made in Finland.
It helps in moving the firewood.

Designed by Mr Mika Hautamäki & fleimio.

It is made of steel and has one air pressure wheel, which makes it agile to drive.
It will be delivered fully assembled. Logs longer than 25 cm fits the Fleimio Woodhopper well.

Available in two colours: green & grey. Price in the fleimio.com webshop 99 €/pc + freight.

 

Deko Magazine 7/2017: Mikkeli Housing Fair / House Wave & fleimio mini trolley

Deko Magazine 7/2017: Mikkeli Housing Fair / House Wave & fleimio mini trolley

Deko Magazine (7/2017) wrote about Mikkeli Housing Fair’s all homes and especially about the House Wave with the  fleimio mini trolley behind the fireplace.

Mikkeli Housing Fair begins on the 14th of July and will be open till 13th of August. The Mikkeli Housing Fair is located approximately 2 km from the Mikkeli city centre and is located by the beautiful lake Saimaa.

Talo Wave with fleimio mini trolley in Deko interior design magazine

One of the most recognized homes at the fair will be the House Wave designed by architect Seppo Mäntylä.

Interior design magazine Deko wrote about all the Mikkeli Housing Fair’s homes and described their interior. One of those was the House Wave which is the only home with fleimio products this year. You are able to find the fleimio mini trolley (black) by the fireplace and fleimio woodhopper (grey) by the fireplace outdoors in House Wave when the fair opens its doors.

fleimio mini trolley in Talo Wave Mikkeli asuntomessut

Unelmien Talo & Koti 6/2017: Easier to Move Logs by Fleimio Woodhopper

Unelmien Talo & Koti 6/2017: Easier to Move Logs by Fleimio Woodhopper

fleimio woodhopper in Unelmien Talo & Koti magazine 28062017

Unelmien Talo & Koti magazine gave ideas for the summer vacation in their newest issue. Among other ideas – the magazine wrote (6/2017): “It is Easier to Move Logs to the Fireplace or to the Sauna by Fleimio Woodhopper.”

The magazine presented the grey model of the fleimio woodhopper in their article with an emblem “Prefer Finnish Products”.

Fleimio Woodhopper is cart for transporting fire wood. Product is meant for those, who feel carrying firewood logs as heavy or for those, whose distance from the woodshed to the fireplace or to the sauna is long.

That is, it is a log cart that helps you to move more firewood easier. You are able to store and move approximately 2-3 times more firewood in it compared to a regular log holder. You are able to use it for rug rags if you like.

It is designed for outdoor use – for firewood logs that are longer than 25 cm. It is agile to drive, because it has only one wheel. It is possible to be stored in horizontal or vertical position.

Fleimio woodhopper is manufactured in finland. Material is steel and it is equipped with high-quality air pressure rubber tyre. It will be delivered fully assembled and ready for use.

The fleimio woodhoppers are available at selected K-rauta stores in Finland and in Connox.de, Ikarus.de and fleimio.com -webshops. You are able to find the nearest retailer from https://fleimio.com/open-air/

The woodhopper is available in two colours: green (British Racing Green) and grey (Graphite Grey).

The fleimio woodhopper is designed by Mr Mika Hautamäki & fleimio. It will be exhibited on the next Maison & Objet in Paris. The fleimio stand D7 can be found from hall 7 – now! design à vivre.

 

Keski-Uusimaa newspaper 5/2017: Elegant Fleimio Trolleys for Playful Use

Keski-Uusimaa newspaper 5/2017: Elegant Fleimio Trolleys for Playful Use

Keski-Uusimaa newspaper ( 5/2017) wrote: “Playful Design in the Fleimio Trolleys”. The newspaper interviewed the founder of fleimio Jussi Leimio, who told that eventhough economic situation has improved – there is lot to work to introduce the fleimio brand in both Europe and in new markets. Moreover, the founder hoped that we could use more creativity in interior design.

fleimio products on frontpage Keski-Uusimaa newspaper 24052017

 

The newspaper wrote that the elegant fleimio mini trolleys are the newest fleimio trolleys that were exhibited at Maison & Objet
Paris last september. The fleimio metal trolleys – the fleimio woodhoppers – are sold via K-rauta stores in Finland.

elegant fleimio trolleys / Keski-Uusimaa newspaper 24.7.2017

The Keski-Uusimaa newspaper wrote that the fleimio trolleys are versatile: for example the fleimio mini can be used as a bed side table or as a sidetable. The fleimio woodhopper was developed after having heard the customers’ comments regarding the fleimio trolley: main finding was that actually the firewood logs are stored outdoors.

This year the Housing Fair will be held in Mikkeli (14.7. – 13.8.2017). Year 2020 the Housing Fair location will be Tuusula and fleimio is now thinking how the fleimio brand could be present.

elegantit fleimio vaunut / Keski-Uusimaa 24.5.2017  Fleimio in the front page of Keski-Uusimaa newspaper 24.5.2017

Kotivinkki-magazine 04/2017: Sun is shining soon – Fleimio Woodhopper

Kotivinkki-magazine 04/2017: Sun is shining soon – Fleimio Woodhopper

Kotivinkki-magazine told good ideas about decorating the terrace in their issue n:o 8 (04/2017): “Sun is shining soon”! One idea was the Fleimio Woodhopper.

fleimio woodhopper in Kotivinkki Magazine 4/2017

Fleimio woodhopper is meant for those, who feel carrying firewood logs as heavy or for those, whose distance from the woodshed to the fireplace or to the sauna is long. That is, it is a firewood cart that helps you to move more firewood easier. You are able to store and move approximately 2-3 times more firewood in it compared to a normal log holder.

Find the nearest Fleimio Woodhopper retailer (https://fleimio.com/open-air/) or buy your own from the fleimio online shop.

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