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Oliver Lehtonen

MA work

Green Fire

Green Fire is an innovative fireplace to burn wood more efficiently creating more value for the user and the environment.

The project is an exploration into the consumption of wood and where along the lifecycle of the material can design create more value. The embodiment of the design process is a contemporary smoke free fireplace which lets the user enjoy traditional fire and its benefits but in a more sustainable and efficient way. The fireplace burns wood with a carbon negative impact and produces biochar for urban farming.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2016

  • Design, technology, ambition & optimism

    I am a self-driven creative professional with an international experience in design consultancy, technology development, film production and entrepreneurship. 

    I am specialised in running demanding projects that require excellent team working skills and a strong technical expertise in design process. As a person I am ambitious and optimistic towards life and passionate about technology and making an impact with design.

  • Degrees

  • BA Industrial and Product Design, Lahti Institute of Design, 2014
  • Experience

  • CTO / Co-Founder, Seal Agreements Ltd, London / New York, 2016; Design consultant, Ventive Ltd, Helsinki, 2011; Cycling technologist, Bike 2c24 Ltd, 2012; Industrial designer, Wärtsilä, 2014; Interaction developer, Prospectum Ltd, Helsinki, 2013; Photographer, Finnish Air Force, 2008
  • Awards

  • DHL Blue Sky Transport Award, DHL, 2015; Millenium Yacht Design Award, Sea Technology & Design, 2014; Startupbootcamp FinTech New York, 2016; Successful Kickstarter Campaign - Designers Inbetween Documentary, 2014; Hong Kong Smart Gifts Design Award, 2014