Posted by Janne Saarikko on October 29, 2009
More news in the Office Nomad front. I have now confirmed January and February 2010 host companies.
February host is Arc Technology, an ABB- and Ruukki-owned company. I know the company and some people from there, but I guess the offering has evolved from what I remember. Looking forward to see how this heavy industry specialist will operate.
And then there is the January 2010 host company. It has been confirmed, but we will take some time before the announcement. I believe it will be an interesting one for me and for them. I’ll let you know.
Also, new potential hosts are appearing. I got today three new ones, expecting to come into some sort of agreement within couple of weeks.
This looks a bit like it’s gonna get crowded soon. Luckily there will be more Office Nomads soon.
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Posted by Janne Saarikko on July 1, 2009
Yes, this is great news. Today I visited the office of Veen Waters, the real design water brand of Finland. We agreed that the office nomad will be working with them for the month of November.
I’ve been following the story of Veen from the beginning, and I’ve admired the touch and drive these people have. They are not afraid of any established player or authority. They are doing things their way.
Our talks have been very, very exciting, and I believe there will be some very special things happening during that month.
I am a believer of good design, thus having unopened bottles of the original Veen 66 by Antti Eklund and Long John 33, both from the first production patches.
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Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 24, 2009
I just had a meeting with Markus Grannenfelt, the CEO of White Sheep. We agreed that I will spend the month of October 2009 in their offices.
This is a special Office Nomad case, since it’s the first ever company that I have no prior relations to in any way. I’m really looking forward to experience this group of professionals.
This is what they say about themselves:
White Sheep is an award winning innovation-led digital agency whose core focus is building brand preference through experiences that engage people. We thrive on questioning the conventional and innovating new solutions for visibility and communications.
More on White Sheep in October!
At this point, I have openings still for August, November and December of 2009. I am talking with number of companies already, but it’s the fastest who will have priority…
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Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 15, 2009
Today’s great news is that Veenwaters, a Finnish design bottled water brand, will be sold exclusively in England at Harrods Knightsbridge. Veenwaters’ new 0,33l new bottle VEEN Long John 33 will be the only water sold at all of Harrods restaurants and Harrods Food Halls.
This is really a remarkable news for a small Finnish company that launched their first design water just under two years ago. Veenwaters’ first bottle, designed by Antti Eklund, have won numerous awards icluding “The Good Design” award.
I had a chat with their CEO Tomi Grönfors last week, and there are so many good things coming from there.
Attaching the whole press release here, read yourself.
HARRODS CHOOSES ‘VEEN’ AS HOUSE BRAND
Harrods has chosen VEEN as its house water brand. A brand new, smaller 0,33L edition will recieve its global launch at the world famous department store later this month. The award winning
spring water will be available in the store’s restaurants in the designer 0.33l and 0,66L bottles, as well as continuing to retail exclusively in the Food Halls.
Exceptional taste and quality
VEEN comes from a free flowing spring in the natural wilderness of Finnish Lapland, one of the least populated areas of Europe, resulting in exceptionally low nitrate levels. The low minerality
in the Lappish soil creates a unique, smooth taste. “VEEN’s smooth taste pairs well with excellent food and wine, we are delighted that diners at Harrods restaurants will now be able to appreciate the match.” Says Tomi Grönfors the MD of VEEN Waters Finland Ltd.
The crystal clear Extra Flint Glass was the natural choice for VEEN bottles to protect the taste and quality of the water as well as to ensure recyclability for sustainable product development. The clear Scandinavian design form of the new LongJohns bottle is a brand signature, with the ”LongJohn” embossing bringing a contemporary twist. The name comes from the design’s continuous wallpaper pattern that resembles the classic underwear design used in Finland.
The bottle is created and manufactured in close co-operation with Owens-Illinois.
VEEN Waters Finland Oy
VEEN Waters Finland Lts. is a privately owned company located in the town of Ylitornio in Finnish Lapland. The company was established 2006 December. VEEN is sold worldwide in selected outlets. VEEN Waters Finland Ltd, is a marketing, development and production company that is challenging the big multi-nationals with entrepreneurial spirit and Finnish flair.
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