Maininki has been designed to meet the transportation demand, varying distances and seasons in Nordic countries. A luxury sedan yet compact as a hatchback that offers an environmental option is needed. From the start of designing this car, the designer had the idea of creating a form that follows a combination of organic and fluid arches. The second consideration was aerodynamics. Wheels are positioned at the outer most corners of the vehicle for ideal handling and superb weight distribution to increase safety in higher traveling speeds.
The front end shape pushes most of the air flow to the top of the car and rest of it underneath. The underbody is shaped to resemble a diffuser. It creates enough downforce without any added spoilers on the top of the body. The air intakes situated on the sides of the car are mostly aerodynamical. They force the air flow to pass the rear tires from their sides to minimize the wind resistance. The same air flow keeps the rear electric motors and brakes in the Michelin Active Wheels cooled.
The main visual object of the exterior is the strong contrast between black and white. The dark glass starting from the front end gives a fresh and modern feel next to the calm, white rear end of the car.
Designer : Antti Eskeli
The interior has been designed for four people with sufficient storage space. The large amount of glass used on the body of the car gives the opportunity for great visibility. The interior is mainly white with blue details to carry on with the fresh and clean look.
Löytö Esineiden has done it again. Nelja analogical watch design is a unique watch where the face of the watch is divided into two halves. The watch works by utilizing the left side to indicate the hours while the right side to indicate the minutes without having to change the mechanical movement of a conventional analog watch. Each of these areas is marked with 12 points and its own hands as markers. Each hand still spins 360 degrees as usual.
Each of these hand markers is engraved with word to enable the color of those 12 points “fill” the empty areas. The outer hands of this watch are engraved with the word “MIN” while the inside hands are engraved with words “am” and “pm” to indicate the time of the day. It is indeed a very cool watch.
Transforming Multifunctional Wheels is an innovative device that is created with sheer caution and brilliant conceptualization. This wheel is used in the most powerful motor cycles on United States. The wheel contains around 24 spokes and all of them are made from carbon fiber. They are elastic and strong enough to make the wheel even more efficient. The stark red color on the outer surface makes it more attractive and unique. The design of the wheel feature serrated portions which is unique indeed. This is a guarantee from the manufacturer that the vehicle will run smoothly with these wheels installed in it.
From the designer :
We bring up a new American icon in the subject of Brave and Bold. We were inspired by Harley-Davidson, the American motorcycle symbol and Pontiac-Firebird, a muscle car, therefore we designed the body from which is dynamic and progressive.
The entire body has been designed to have the wheels in front of it like motorcycles, so it is totally different from other cars. The wheel design, which is unique and aggressive, maximizes the design of the body. We call the wheels “the Transforming Multifunctional Wheels”.
A wheel has 24 spokes and each spoke is made up by a special carbon-fiber which has very strong elastic characteristic. The wheel associates a caterpillar tread of tanks. And each spoke can tilt 15 degrees back and forth to be formed to steer the car without any additional steering equipment. The wheels transform and the body tilts in the same direction when the car changes its direction so you can drive safely and dynamically.
Each spoke is constructed independently so that you do not need to replace whole wheel when the tire is flatted but only spokes which are flattened. Therefore, it is an environment-friendly concept. The body can minimize impact of collision to a driver by its body construction of the arms of the wheels. Due to the advantage of the construction, it can run easily off-road, such as the deserts of the United States of America.