This project was inspired by my Swedish heritage, my experiences from travelling, studying and working in various places in Europe. Mixed with my interest for simple and smart solutions and my love of snow. People have always transported themselves and their goods on snow. Motor powered vehicles have replaced traditional means of transport and are causing environmental and aesthetic problems. My vision is car free towns/villages in order to preserve the atmosphere in the mountains. During the development I researched, sketched and prototyped desired functions. The design considers the impact of the winter climate on the materials and user, as well as security issues and off season storage. The result of the project is a human powered sled for transporting people, luggage, winter sports equipment and shopping bags. It increases mobility and will be provided for the arriving guests at the local train station. The product unites traditional alpine environments, nature and high tech winter sports equipment.
MA degree project 2007