“Enabled by LINAK – Designed by Metropolia” (2017)

LINAK Finland had a co-operation project with Metropolia School of Applied Sciences, (Interior Architecture and Industrial Design) in Helsinki, Finland. The students’ task was to design completely new kind of solutions for home and office purposes using LINAK actuators and lifting columns.

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The objective of the project was to find new perspectives and approaches to design and to utilise LINAK products to create unprecedented innovative solutions for the needs of home and work environments. In addition, the aim was to familiarise students with new products and technology, as well as with the practices of the industrial business culture.

Four of the great design works were chosen to be presented at the LINAK stand at ‘ID Helsinki 2017’ event in Telakka Event Center in Helsinki, 12th – 13th, September 2017.

The project included designing a stand for the exhibition, making a video of the work process, photographing the works and making a brochure. The supervisors of the project were industrial designer, lecturer Tuomo Äijälä (design project), designer, lecturer Pasi Pänkäläinen (exhibition stand) and industrial designer Pekka Koivikko (workshop supervisor).

“Design Meets Movement” (2014)

Design students from Germany, France and Italy competed in creating an office desk based on electric lifting columns from LINAK. In each country, students

To keep the philosophy and the many original ideas alive after the 2014 ORGATEC fair, the independent entity ‘Design Meets Movement’ was formed.


The great challenge for everybody was to merge and harmonise technology, functionality and design. It is not just enough to create rooms for people. The selected furniture also needed to help people sustain a fit and healthy lifestyle – physically as well as mentally.

The winner projects, “PROFILE (ASERO)” (Germany), “WAVO” (France) and “OSCAR” (Italy) were invited to display their creations and meet the furniture business at the 2014 ORGATEC fair.


The jury of the “Design Meets Movement” competition

From left to right: Brit Dieckvoss (Holzmann Verlag – Chief Editor Arcade), Rico Möckel (Wini Büromöbel – Product Development Design), Björn Osterkamp (Vitra – Entwicklungsleiter),  Dietmar Scharping (Rosenheim – Interior Designer), Andre Heuer (Bosse Design – Managing Director), Gerd Lauszus (Assmann Büromöbel – Head of Product Management) and Dr Robert Nehring (Verlag Nehring – Chief Editor „Das Büro“)