Internationally Acclaimed Design Studio Joins Forces with Urban Planning and Smart Space Design Pioneer
Free for publication on 7 December 2017
ED Design Oy, one of the most renowned design agencies in Scandinavia, is joining forces with Bcklight Oy, a pioneer in urban planning and smart space design. ED Design is purchasing Bcklight’s entire services business in a corporate acquisition.
During its more than 40 years of history, ED Design has completed a large number of internationally acclaimed product and service design projects. The company’s list of clients includes pioneers such as Valtra, Oras, GE Healthcare, Outotec, Molok and Kone, and the company has won several design awards. Bcklight, for its part, has designed neighbourhoods, educational institutes, libraries and digital environments in Tampere, Porvoo, Kemi and Rovaniemi.
The corporate acquisition combines ED Design’s design expertise with Bcklight Oy’s skills in urban planning and space design. This creates a unique service concept that allows for designing interactive, modern operating environments from individual products to entire smart cities.
“Our competences do not merely complement each other. We utilise the opportunities provided by crowdsourcing and digitalisation in the overall design – of anything from devices and software to control rooms, operating theatres or entire cities. The merger enables us to deliver customer-oriented solutions with an unprecedented range of expertise”, says Sami Pyörre, CEO for ED Design.
“Future cities and operating environments will be designed from the users’ standpoint, offering new services and solutions. The merger enables us to take our operations to an entirely new level and to extend our service offering into entirely new areas. We have already worked together on several projects and the experiences have been excellent”, says Juha Simola, Master of Psychology and Managing Director for Bcklight Oy.
Bcklight’s business will transfer to ED Design with immediate effect. The sale price is not public.
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