SolarFlow, a research project exploring new solutions in vehicle dynamics and energy efficiency. A test rig for chassis concepts, energy management systems and new solar cell types suitable for free flowing double curved surfacing.

Torkel Dohmers Creative Operations

Torkel Dohmers (MA RCA) is an awarded multi-disciplinary designer and creative individual with wide experiences and involvement in projects of all scales. Torkel: Above are a few of those non-confidential projects I’ve been involved in during the years (fairly chronological order - newest first) plus some research projects, mainly within transportation, product design, new tech, art projects, architecture, interiors, graphics. In short this is a brief work diary…

Activities

Using form and design to communicate and evoke, I am drawing up concepts, visions and scenarios within transportation, habitation/architecture, new technologies and anything intelligent improving life on this planet :) Striving to collaborate with entrepreneurs, inventors and visionaries alike to realise disruptive and evolutionary projects. With an obsessive side interest in shape, I am practising sculptural experiments that I take advantage of in many of my projects...

Ambitions

Three key words: progress, symbiosis and love! With ambitions to make the world a better and a more beautiful place, main objectives are working with solutions that will benefit environment and nature including people in some way, further to create a strong and long lasting (loving!) relationship with the resulting product or service. I am nowadays more selective with involvement in projects - there should be room for progress, sustainability and using morally correct and environmentally friendly materials…

Background

Way back I started out as an engineer in electronics and computer technology then switched over to graphic design and advertising to further step up into the world of product and vehicle design (yes Peter Horbury, then Head of Design at Volvo Cars, played a role in this…). Now with a Master’s degree at Royal College of Art in London I am privileged having worked with some of the world’s most intelligent and innovative designers and individuals (including Jüri Kann, Marc Newson, Sir Clive Sinclair, Ora-Ito). Last few years I have spent working as a Creative Director and designer for various clients as well as with self initiated projects and research.

PS. The site of Torkel Dohmers is now celebrating 25 years on the web! (In 1993 people asked me why anyone would need to be on the internet… Huh ;-0