Design Legends ("DL") had the distinct honour to interview legendary designer Janne Halttu ("JH") for their original perspective and innovative approach to design as well as their creative lifestyle, we are very pleased to share our interview with our distinguished readers.
JH : My education is purely Business School, but I have learned by doing things, ie. I have built 5 houses for my family and learning trade by doing it and asking. My job history is basically just 100% Provision based sales work. No work, no money..
JH : Need for something functional. There was honest need in market.
JH : Latter, because nobody else was doing it.
JH : I do Lighting desing and product design. I dont really have huge need to design and in daily life, its just problem solving.
JH : Haha. Keep on trying!
JH : I think im good. I make funtional products, Great would make it also beautiful.
JH : It has to be functional, that is simple for me.
JH : Functional design usually pays back with easier installation and more comfort when using items. Sometimes Goog design is even cheaper than bad design.
JH : Tough one, but I would say retirement house for me at the coast of any warm country. I would use all knowledge for 20 years of building and current lighting tech and design.
JH : Latter. I really want to design that house when I got the time..
JH : Patience and using bad products. After using bad products you realise what could be better.
JH : None, sorry.
JH : I dont really follow social media so current one are not known to me but architectual style of Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater House or Philip Johnsons Glass house. Those are closer to my taste of Modern Skandinavian design.
JH : TUNNELMA CCT led lights series. Plenty to choose from and they provide functional advantage and real benefits for user. You can have cooler light in the morning and warmer lights at the evening. Automatically if you like.
JH : You need experience with practical design.
JH : Same as I am now. Running Ledstore.fi lighting business.
JH : It serves need with practical function.
JH : Customers, really. I saw need.
JH : Ability to do it daily.
JH : Like any other designer. Try hard, as long as you succeed.
JH : In real world scenarios. I think products are made for using. Showcase your products in real scenarios.
JH : More something with Led lights..
JH : Somebody actially realises value of my design in daily life.
JH : Not sure.
JH : Thats hard. Im not into politics, but using recyclable materials and making products that last long time.
JH : Ansvering this =) I have been doing building, renovating, etc for long time and this is first time im putting my self out there.
JH : TUNNELMA CCT led series, because i get feedback that it gives real functional benefits.
JH : People stop buing cheap items and invest it good design. The poor can't afford to buy cheap.
JH : I thin everydoby is copying, but IoT is coming strong this year and in future. Automation.
JH : 3-12 months.
JH : Pen and paper. My ideas are always funtional.
JH : Try hard.
JH : Latter, because everybody wants to get piece of trends by trying to make money out of it.
JH : Strong, my productline relies on good technology.
JH : Pen, paper and Photoshop.
JH : Thats secondary. First make it funtional, then pretty.
JH : Where can I buy them?
JH : Is it functional?
JH : My employees. I ask them feedback.
JH : Customers really.
JH : By doing them my self and learning by doing, Youtube is nice!
JH : Steve Jobs. Id like to talk about functional design.
JH : Haha. No. Finland is such small country and I dont think it changes anything really.
JH : Color: Black, Place: Beach at Cancun, Food: Pizza, Season: Summer, Thing: Computer, Brand: LedStore.
JH : Few times getting electrocuted while testing.. We have some of them in older product videos.
JH : Working out and seeing customers happy.
JH : No.. My Childhood is full of drama and survival.
JH : Minority Report movie gives indication.
JH : I just want to thank for this opportunity. If you want something to be done, just do it!
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