Studio Janne Pärssinen

I'm a sustainability-focused industrial designer based in Helsinki. Skilled in crafting beautiful products that fulfill real needs. I bring a practical, can-do attitude to every project, aiming to shape the world through thoughtful solutions.  

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JOY

Joy aims to bring the sense of excitement to urban transportation. It has an unique lean to steer geometry, which creates a fun, cruising type riding experience with a sideways stance. The geometry of the vehicle allows the most simple folding mechanism – just one pivot for both steering and folding. This makes the construction sturdy enough for a stable an reliable ride.

I wanted to challenge the electric scooter and turn it into something more fun and street credible. The concept is based on having only one pivot point which is used for both steering and folding the scooter. This can be done by making the steering angle way slacker than normally and leaning to steer. The end result is a cruiser type scooter which is as durable as a bicycle or a nonfoldable scooter would be. I didn’t want to take the safe road of merely styling the conventional scooter, but instead come up with something new.

Creating the final working and functional prototype took a lot of work and steps to get there. Sketches, 3d-models, mockups, quick functional proto. In the end it was all worth it for the joy of testing the transportation device designed and built with my own hands.
2018


Studio Janne Pärssinen


I'm a sustainability-focused industrial designer based in Helsinki. Skilled in crafting beautiful products that fulfill real needs. I bring a practical, can-do attitude to every project, aiming to shape the world through thoughtful solutions.