Elemento environmental product range
The Elemento environmental product series is based on a competition entry I made in 1981 for the Petter Forsström competition organized by Lohja Oy. The competition looked for new ideas for the use of concrete. My competition work was for a series of outdoor furniture made of concrete. It came in first, but Lohja Oy was not interested in producing the series. I offered the series in 1982 to Lemminkäinen concrete products department that started a long-term cooperation with them.
The Elemento range of environmental products is based on the competition's concrete outdoor furniture. The series also included retaining wall and other environmental elements based on a 400 x 400 mm concrete slab module. The series was mainly launched in 1982-83 and some of the products are still in production. The manufacturer is now Rudus Oy, to whom Lemminkäinen sold its concrete products unit in Maantiekylä, Tuusula.