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