RAANU

RAANU Acoustic panels

Customer Okko Design

Design Jukka Jokinen & Heikki Konu

Raanu is a modular acoustic panel series that consists of three different pieces. By combining these different panels, you can create endless patterns. Raanu sound absorbers are made from natural peat. Designers value the peace and serenity that the Raanu surface creates as a solution for private homes and public spaces.

Raanu is inspired by traditional Finnish wall textiles characterized by repeated vertical and horizontal stripes. This enables an endless modular composition where patterns can be created by combining different pieces, allowing the user to create their own individual surfaces. 

Raanu can be attached to the ceiling or suspended ceiling system.

“Despite the distance between Stockholm and Helsinki, the project and communication about its progress was very smooth. Raanu is an excellent addition to our product portfolio!”

Marja-Liisa Okko, Okko Design CEO

DESIGN PROCESS

Benchmark

We begin the design process by studying the market situation of the product under design. This comparison helps to understand the competitive situation of the product and helps to delimit the features of the concept.

Ideation and sketching

After the market research, the ideation and sketching phase begins. The sketching is usually done by hand. We like to consider many options and make a lot of drawings first and then narrow down the options to find the best idea concept.

3D-modeling

We have excellent knowledge of the use of modeling programs and product drawings are created with the help of editable 3D models. In 3D modeling, the shapes and exact details of products, different components and materials can be precisely defined.

Image rendering

Before a product really exists, we can create rendered images by 3D modeling and rendering the product concept. This way the customer can see how the finished product would look before the first prototype is created.

Prototyping

We made the product prototypes ourselves from the material provided by the customer. In this way, the transfer of the concept to production happened conveniently, when we were able to determine the dimensions and details of the product with the help of real prototypes.

Production

Raanu acoustic panels are made from natural peat. They are locally produced in Finland.

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