At Lappset, product design is a multi-dimensional process that involves a number of important elements. Aside from the ease of use, designers need to think of safety, quality and suitability for production. The person responsible for these things at Lappset is Design Manager Kirsi Svärd.
“One should also approach design in terms of sustainability”, says Kirsi. “When a product is designed, it’s important to consider how to make it environmentally friendly. The less virgin material a product contains, the more sustainable it is to produce. However, no compromise is made on quality and safety at any point.”
“Another reason why I love wood as a designer is that it’s easy to work with.”
“Wood looks beautiful, and as a living material it blends in with its surroundings. The more natural wood looks and the more clearly its grains are visible, the more pleasing it is to the eye. When unpainted, the temperature of the wood also remains comfortable to users,” Kirsi adds.
“Moreover, wood possesses one excellent property that is lacking in all other materials,” she says.
– Its acoustic properties are unrivalled. A metal structure, for example, transmits sound but wood muffles it. The sound made by a wooden product when used is pleasant.