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Rami Santala

MA work

Structure for Constant Change

Due to the changes of our modern society, we now face the challenges and opportunities of the generation rent and the digital nomad. Both in personal and working life, people aren't set still anymore. An army of millions live in rented accommodation, leaving many people living in homes with furniture someone else has chosen. On the other hand, the increasing numbers of freelancers who choose to work outside of traditional office cubicles, shows how people seek the feeling for change.

Devide Workspace for Digital Nomads

Polyurethane, Cotton, PET, Bluetooth Beacon / 370 x 260-940 x 10-50

There are times when we need quiet and concentration, times when we need activity, times when we need focused collaboration. The Devide work surface aims to give people the tools, space, and freedom to pursue their work as it suits them best - and when it suits them best. Since the product is offering a physical setting for work - a physical action to get into right mood for work - a bluetooth beacon will enable also our electronic devices to follow that action.

Thoreau Chair

Aluminium / 570 x 550 x 710 / 4,2kg

The ordinary life for many consists of constant need of packing and unpacking. Materials you carry along must be light, but also bring you a feeling of familiarity. The universal need for personalising has not changed along with the ever changing milieus.

The Thoreau chair is an flat-pack aluminium easy chair for both indoor and outdoors with changeable cushions.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2015



  • Degrees

  • BA Industrial Design, Lahti University Institute of Design and Fine Arts, Lahti, 2012
  • Experience

  • Industrial designer, Wärtsilä Finland Oy, Helsinki, 2012–13; Design trainee, Design Foundation Finland, Lahti, 2011; Product design trainee, Need Industrial Ltd., Helsinki, 2010
  • Awards

  • Fennia Award, 2014; Jury Award, 2011; Isot Stationery of the Year Award, 2011; Zebra Design Award, 2010