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Lasse Oiva

MA work

‘Velopresso’ is a celebratory fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology – old tech with hi-tech, bicycles and coffee, their engineering and aesthetics. The result is an innovative, pedal-powered, mobile coffee-making machine for off-grid selling of quality espresso and its derivatives, with a compact footprint and near-silent, ultra-low carbon human-powered operation – fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise.


‘Velopresso’ is a joint project with Amos Field Reid.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2012

    Specialism

    Platform 14

  • ‘Velopresso’ is a celebratory fusion of human power, sensory pleasures and technology – old tech with hi-tech, bicycles and coffee, their engineering and aesthetics. The result is an innovative, pedal-powered, mobile coffee-making machine for off-grid selling of quality espresso and its derivatives, with a compact footprint and near-silent, ultra-low carbon human-powered operation – fine coffee, no electricity, no motors, no noise.


    ‘Velopresso’ is a joint project with Amos Field Reid.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Industrial Design, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design, Finland, 2009
  • Experience

  • Freelance designer, Musta Design Oy, Helsinki, Finland, 2008–10; Internship, Studio Tord Boontje, London, 2011; Junior designer, Desimon, Helsinki, Finland, 2009–10; Designer, Design Foundation, Lahti, Finland, 2009–10
  • Awards

  • Grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2012; Grant, Askon Säätiö, Antti Nurmesniemi Grant, 2010; Winner, Deutsche Bank Design Award, 2012