The innovation voucher – HappyOrNot

The innovation voucher – HappyOrNot

The innovation voucher is a grant for a new product or service development for Finnish Companies.

It is intended for SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) who have a new product or service idea with international potential, and for which the company needs external expertise. It is worth 5000€ +VAT, incl. 1000€ +VAT self-financing contribution. The innovation voucher is issued by Business Finland.

Bringing surfaces to life

Bringing surfaces to life

SURFACE DESIGN SHOW LONDON

FEBRUARY 11-13 2020

This time Per Boicel from Omuus attended Surface design show in London at the Business design centre. Here are some highlights from the show.

The Little Book of Color

The Little Book of Color

A good start for a New Decade is an interview with Karen Haller, an international author, speaker and teacher in the field of Applied Color Psychology. Having studied color for over 20 years, she understands how color affects and influences us yet how businesses and designers can use it to influence behavior.

Per Boicel from Omuus interviewed Karen about her new book about Colour that was published in 2019, covering the aspects why color psychology is such an important subject nowadays and what is the future for color psychology.

International CMF conference

International CMF conference

October 23, 2019 OMUUS Creative Director Grace Boicel was invited as a speaker at the International CMF Design Conference in October 22nd 2019 in Shenzhen China. The event is an annual international professional forum for CMF industry to gather global CMF leaders,...

Design for Climate

Design for Climate

Climate change is not news for any of us. How to make concrete actions and give tools for business development for sustainable solutions is what we believe is lacking. For 20 years we have been advocates of sustainable design. Our way of taking a stand on climate change is to educate and give tools for individuals and companies to make sustainable business relevant choices.

Helsinki Design Week 5/15.9.2019 

Helsinki Design Week 5/15.9.2019 

September 09, 2019 The design week is here, and Omuus has been around to see what the future designers are up to these days! As it has been earlier discussed (find our previous posts Today’s problems – Tomorrow’s possibilities & Bio design) the knowledge and...

Colour entering Tech Design

Colour entering Tech Design

This time Per Boicel from Omuus, contacted Zina Kranck, Design Director for the Graphic Design Team at LEGO, for an interview. They talked about Zina’s journey to LEGO, what inspires her and has she changed as designer while working for LEGO.Also covering the aspect of how it differs to design products for kids from adults. Enjoy!

Biophilia in Workplaces

Biophilia in Workplaces

What’s new this year in Clerkenwell design week 21-23 May 2019 in London? Per Boicel visited the venue and gives us a brief of the latest trends in office design.

Last year at Clerkenwell there were a lot of hubs where people could enclose themselves for a private conversation or simply concentrate in the midst of an open busy office landscape. However, this year there were approximately 60-70% less hubs on the show than previously. Colours continue to play an important role, and the love for plants is clearly growing.

The CEO interview

The CEO interview

I am one of the founding members of Omuus, all the way since the beginning of 2011. At the beginning my work was more related to finances and business strategy. Through the years it has evolved into my current role as CEO of the company. Today my typical day involves client relationships, taking care of our personnel as in the HR role and future strategy planning with our team in Finland, China and UK. I also frequently cook for the team here in Helsinki. As a family company this is very important for us as families eat together.

Colors of Egyptian Era

Colors of Egyptian Era

At the beginning of April Omuus participated in Colour Alchimia workshop in Barcelona, held by Laura Daza, a designer and color alchemist. The workshop introduced the methodologies of color creation during the Egyptian era. We were making different pigments of non-organic origins such as ochre, carbon, and saffron. The principles for creating pigments with these methodologies is to find the source of color, a binding material and start experimenting.

Today’s problems – Tomorrow’s possibilities

Today’s problems – Tomorrow’s possibilities

In January and February 2019, we attended two shows in London – Surface Design and Architect@Work. What links them together is that they present future, contemporary, advanced and innovative materials for all areas of design. The strong influence of Biophilia and Bio-Design is visible when creating new design, materials and production techniques.

Scouter Launch

Scouter Launch

Technology design agency Omuus and Rideascout published their collaboration on designing Scouter – a light electricvehicle. Omuus has been creating Scouter design from brand appearance to product concepting.

Aspiration for the project was a new approach for designing a vehicle – to create a new iconic design language. Scouter is a electric vehicle, that’s structure has been used minimal amount of material for making it light weight and creatingvisual airiness.