RD velho Ltd is a engineering & design office which is
concentrated on producing product development services for electro
mechanical services. Annually, the company organizes a design
competition for design students, designers and groups of designers
in Finland. This years brief was to create a new design language to
Junttan Ltd, which is a Finnish pile driving machine
Viljami Räisänen, currently studying his first
year at the Transportation programme at UID, won first prize 2015
with his design "Junttan Pioneer" and was awarded 3000 euros.
"In this design language I was inspired by squary shaped
batteries. This battery theme can be seen in the two containers at
back of the vehicle: They symbolizes the power source of the
machine. This battery-like shape gives an impression as if the
counter weight on the back is sort of splitted from this
battery. I also wanted to emphasize the separated cabin, as
it creates a more symphatetic look and softens up this masculine
machine. The cabin has a strong forward tilted character
which also gives an impression of a hard working and humble
machine." says Viljami Räisänen.
The jury stated that the "Level of the pioneer-concept is a
top-quality. Pioneer is excellently designed and the quality of the
work is a top level. This concept is feasible and the design
language is adjustable to other products as well. The forms and
characteristics of the vehicle is well justificated."