Since the middle ages ice hockey has been played with round pucks. So this is why we are proud to present the first non-round hockey puck in the history of mankind, the Aalto puck. Inspired by the free forms of the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto and a small reminder that not everything has to be as we’re used to.

 

The Aalto Puck will is mainly a research project and in the beginning

we offered pucks to the ones willing to help us out testing

them. Since we got over 3000 orders we're all out of pucks.

But we still want your help to test them and are looking

into how to produce more pucks. To make this as simple

as possible, fill in the form below and then follow us on

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the progress of the new pucks.

 

 

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TRADITIONAL HOCKEY PUCK

THE AALTO HOCKEY PUCK

The Aalto Puck is made in the same material as a regular hockey puck and behaves in the same way on ice with one fundamental difference. It has a built in randomness, it doesn't bounce as a regular puck, it can, depending on how it's hit, speed off in different ways and more importantly, by adding an element of chance it's the most equal puck produced. Advantages are randomly given to either of the two competing teams. By adding the element of chance this small puck changes the big picture.

 

The Aalto Puck is a collaboration between the Nordic Society for Invention & Discovery and Iittala.

A REGULAR PUCK BOUNCES IN A PREDICTABLE WAY. PUCK A FOLLOWS THE A PATH. B AND C BEHAVES THE SAME WAY.

ENTER AND EXIT ANGLES ARE THE SAME.

THE ANGLE OF THE PUCK BEFORE THE COLLISION IS REVERSED WHEN BOUNCING OF A EVEN SURFACE.

THE AALTO PUCK CAN IMPACT IN MANY

WAYS CHANGING THE EXIT ANGLE.

THE IRREGULAR BOUNCE ANGLES OF THE AALTO PUCK

TRADITIONAL HOCKEY PUCK

TRADITIONAL HOCKEY PUCK

AALTO HOCKEY PUCK

Iittala was founded as a glassworks in 1881. The company is one of Scandinavia's foremost design and craft icons. For over a century, its glassworks deep in the Finnish forest has produced some of the most sought after glassware in the world. Its designers include Kaj Franck, Timo Sarpaneva, Tapio Wirkkala, Aino and Alvar Aalto, among others. Iittala has continued to expand well beyond glass to other materials and interior items, yet remains true to the company's roots and traditions.

 

www.iittala.com

 

 

 

Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery (NSID)is a small research / design Lab based in Sweden and Finland. NSID explores and develops products beyond our imagination. Among NSIDs work you can find the No More Woof, the Flower Shell, Wall of Sound and the Flying carpet.

 

NSID share Alvar Aaltos values, instead of trying to fit in: break the rules. And never forget how to play.

 

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