Volvo ECR50d is a midrange model in the compact excavator segment. Due to extreme cost competition on the market, a concept with overlapping panels was introduced. Head of Volvo Design was brave and convinced to pick this path. Features with 'serviceability' in mind was presented. Filling points under the hood had a clear focal point and had collectors to prevent oil spill. Pre-production model. Photo courtesy of Volvo Construction Equipment.
Early concept sketch of body panels
Opening of rear hood clearly shows the filling points for service of the machine. Enhanced with filling cups around each lid to prevent chemicals and oil from reaching the ground.
Here showing the outer panel overlapping a second (grey) which allows for detailing design under the hood emphasizing 'serviceability' points for fuel and oils – a core value within Volvo CE.
Uniti started as a research project at Lund University and is a full on business today with a goal of developing and producing a smart 1+1 seater car for the future of urban transport. Render courtesy of Uniti.Go to link
A number of concepts where generated to show what could be done with a drive-by-wire technology. The Uniti car has a different interior layout compared to traditional cars. Its a 1+1, inline seats configuration. Ideas included where lounge-like seats, and big storage compartment underneath.
A proposed seat concept for Volvo to enhance the seat ergonomy and comfort for a better position in any given situation. In-seat climate control fans, swiveled joysticks and large, side storage compartments where supportive features.
When chinese automaker Geely bought Volvo, there where ideas about making a luxury sedan that would appeal direct to wealthy chinese customers. The concept is a luxurious sedan maximizing interior space with a cab-forward like coupé with a framework-glassed roof running all over, pinning Volvos 'safety' brand value to it.
We supported the Esab engineers to develop their next gen, hand held unit for weld control. Together with operators we brought a concept with large knobs for adjustment while wearing thick gloves.
Better functionality user experience with a support leg on the back to allow it to be easily monitored on a table while welding.
We where hired to look into the machines Rosenqvists Irrigation has on the market today. With research among users and key staff at Rosenqvists we developed a concept and look at what is tomorrow.
Final Concept Render
A number of points where adressed to investigate safety hazards of the machine. This was then presented a main solution in the final concept – the 'one-point operational area' of the machine to enhance safety and minimize the risk of operator getting injured by moving parts during use.
The final concepts contributions where the 'one-point-area'; A safe spot by the machine to operate it and supporting functions. With environmental issues discovered, a 'hose-cup' to hang the hydraulic hoses when not in use, was presented. This to avoid hydraulic fluid contamining the ground and soil. Picture to the left: Close up of the 'one-point-area´, for the operator with hydraulic gages and the hose-cup.
An artisan table for bespoke interiors, handbuilt to custom width and length. Its made with an unique production method of lightweight wood only which allows ease of moving it around and even carrying it under your arm if youd be needing a picknick-table in the garden.
The table has a none symmetry philosophy to display the feel of bespoke craftmanship. very table can be tailored to fit height, length and
This company has made a success with this product since first brought to market in 2009. The 'Japan' garden pot, is a lightweight, durable, insulating pot that extends the outdoor season for gardening in colder countries. The pot was nominated for Sthlm Furniture fair and was voted second best garden product of the year in 2009. Image courtesy of Fagerdala – Por-Pac
The ultimate acknowledment came when the city of when Osaka in Japan, ordered 500 Liter versions of the 'Japan' garden pot for their city streets and plazas. It must mean that the design came out right when the source country of inspiration liked them!
The bigger plant pots allows a greater soil volume and therefor an extended choice of plants that can be planted. The look is almost concrete-like, but features a recycleable material that withstands freezing, tear and damage, far greater than any other conventional material.