About us

We are a big bunch of professionals working at the old Henry Ford Factory in Hernesaari, Helsinki

Aivan is a Helsinki-based design studio founded in 2007. We create products, services, brands and spaces. With a passion for innovation, user-centricity and clarity, we help forward-thinking businesses solve their complex challenges and realise their offering. Navia naval architecture is Aivan’s subsidiary.


Henry Fordin katu 6 B
Helsinki Finland
+358 104 236 401

Original ideas
& on-point delivery

Aivan is a unique mix of creatives who share the same motivation to make things better. We create future scenarios and better tomorrow by combining brand, design and communication. Our promise is to ideate, design, and deliver compelling products, identities and spaces that help our clients distinguish their brands and grow their businesses.

Building relevance
with design

Our versatility and approach have one goal – to make customer experiences distinctive, coherent and easy to understand. Emotion and ratio, physical and digital, big picture and details, are all mutually crucial for us when designing solutions that would make brands thrive.

The fastest and most resource-efficient way to step up your game and build your future-fitness, is to work with the right partners.”
Annika Jyllilä-Vertigans, CEO, Vieser

We are driven to get things right

We have no
house style,
but principles

We build on valid insight
Co-creation yields the best results
Simple wins complex
Distinctive style overcomes trends
Productivity & scalability matter
We design for the target audience

Awards & Recognitions

  1. Motor Boat Award Winner

    Brabus Shadow 900 XC Cross Cabin
    Brabus Marine
    Case >
  2. iF Design Award

    Scorpion Future Cabin
    Case >
  3. Fennia Prize Winner

    Scorpion harvester cabin
    Case >
  4. Red Dot – Best of the Best Winner

    Scorpion harvester cabin
    Case >
  5. Fennia Prize Honourable Mention

    Dot floor drain
    Case >
  6. Motor Yacht of the Year

    Pi (previously 818 Syzygy)
    Case >
  7. Hopeahuippu (Silver Summit) – Vuoden Huiput

    Lasin ja keramiikan mestarit
    Collection Kakkonen
  8. Kevin McCloud’s ‘Green Heroes’

    Synbio Powerhouse & VTT
    Case >
  9. Kaj Franck Design Prize

    Design Forum Finland
    Article >
  10. European Yacht of the Year

    ClubSwan 50
    Nautor’s Swan

Pea Island

Initially an island so small, it got its name from a pea (Hernesaari is Finnish for Pea Island). The island's ground was long covered with only one building, the Henry Ford Automotive Factory. Today, the factory is our home and part of mainland Helsinki, making visiting us by bike, tram or car a lot easier. You can always take a boat, too.

'Aivan!' is what our clients often shout out when we reach the sweet spot. It is a Finnish word meaning exactly or precisely. At Aivan, we help companies see and feel future scenarios of their business strategy and find ideal solutions to transform their offering into reality.