7SEC. FUTURES© – a unique CMF trends driven material translation service

7SEC. FUTURES© – a unique CMF trends driven material translation service

There are many fantastic trend agencies globally that provide color reports. So, you might ask, why do we create a new service?

We want to achieve a revolution of color reports – to go beyond the traditional mediums. Compared to traditional color reports with 2-dimensional color data, the 7SEC. CMF Futures is serving the technology industry with actionable CMF tools linked to actual material technologies.

The Innovation voucher – Kultavilla

The Innovation voucher – Kultavilla

“ Working with Omuus team was a very positive, inspiring and enriching experience. With the help of the Omuus team we got the keys to create a coherent visual look to support the brand creation and growth to global markets.“ – Susanna Kääriäinen, CEO Kultavilla.

How the designer market is changing? Volume 2

How the designer market is changing? Volume 2

OMUUS is a CMF design agency (Colors, Materials and Finishes). The volume 1 of our article covered impacts to the China market and how the situation has affected the product and service design.  

In the volume 2 we have a look into how has the epidemic changed the emotional and psychobehavioral aspects of people’s lives, and how the color design can have profound comforting, soothing and relieving impact to consumers that are in the search for new rituals for their everyday lives.

Omuus collaboration with Chinese home appliance giant MACRO

Omuus collaboration with Chinese home appliance giant MACRO

The Macro Wanxiang series of products designed by OMUUS has been launched! We are honored to be able to collaborate with Macro and being part of combining Nordic Design Style with Chinese Lifestyle. The product portfolio is based on the natural elements of Water, Fire, Earth and Air that are closely tied to everyday life and the product features. The Wanxiang series is created to meet the younger generation requirements of high performance and high quality of life.

COVID-19: Future of creativity

COVID-19: Future of creativity

We at OMUUS believe design has an important role to solve challenges globally. The impact of Covid-19 has changed our daily lives for good, only time will tell what are the most successful scenarios. The virus has accelerated the trends that we have predicted – digitalization – this is the largest digital education program the world has ever seen. The acceleration of the need to design with empathy – the importance of supporting your community and find innovation that is truly helping in saving lives.

When biology and design meet

When biology and design meet

‘Consumers would naturally build a more sustainable futurebecause they would have comfortable options available.’

OMUUS interviewed Elena Amato the founder of Ponto Biodesign “when biology and design meet”. In this article we will talk about Circular Design, why it’s so important, what is happening in the field of Circular Design and what Ponto Biodesign got to do with it.

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,...

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.