Award winning forest harvester cabin design

Designing the new Ponsse Scorpion harvester cabin was a comprehensive undertaking and included everything from early concept work and user insight to final production and roll-out of the product.

A human-centred design approach was utilised throughout the project, with an emphasis on gaining a deep understanding of the challenges and needs of the harvester operators and associated stakeholders through in-depth interviews, observations and co-creation workshops.

The Ponsse Scorpion cabin represents a state-of-the-art forest harvester cabin design and results from a multi-year collaborative effort between Aivan and Ponsse. Ponsse is one of the largest manufacturers of cut-to-length forest machines globally and produces forest harvesters with long reach and excellent hillside operation capabilities.





  1. Research & analysis
  2. Portfolio & roadmap strategy
  3. Opportunity mapping
  4. Brand & product DNA
  5. Concept design
  6. Product design
  7. Experience design
  8. CMF design
  9. Graphic design
  10. Mechanical engineering
  11. 3D visualisation
  12. Game engine development
  13. Virtual reality development
  14. Virtual prototype
  15. Prototyping
  16. Hard modelling
  17. Pre-engineering
  18. Pre-assembly
  19. Sourcing support
  20. Manufacturing support

Awards & Recognitions

  1. Red Dot – Best of the Best Winner
  2. Fennia Prize Winner
  3. iF Design Award
A human-centred design approach was utilised throughout the project, with an emphasis placed on gaining a deep understanding of the challenges and needs of the harvester operators and associated stakeholders through in-depth interviews, observations and co-creation workshops.

Managing high-stress situations

Harvester operators work alone in a stressful environment, where the cognitive load is high and decisions made under time pressure can directly impact pay. Due to the nature of the job, which requires operators to sit for long periods, ergonomic working conditions were a priority. This includes everything from improved viewing angles and lighting to a more comfortable and accessible operator's seat and cabin environment.

Using gaming to create a user-friendly operating system

A more user-friendly operating system that provides essential information at-a-glance enables operators to focus more of their time on the task at hand — selecting and harvesting trees. Material choices that feel soft to the touch and provide acoustic dampening further enhance the cabin atmosphere, and together with the thoughtful layout aim to cut down on small annoyances and stressors, and create a more enjoyable working environment.

Once the door is closed to the outside world, all is quiet, elegant and in the right place.

More comfort
More precise
More efficient

The new cabin significantly improves the capabilities of the operator, giving them an unparalleled view of the working area, an intuitive control interface and improved comfort — so that they can be more efficient and precise.

Better viewing angles increase driver confidence and precision when driving in steep or otherwise challenging terrain and improved comfort and usability within the cabin reduce stress levels — resulting in operators who are more comfortable, more precise, and more efficient in their work.


You don't get tired as easily, which increases efficiency.”
Valtteri Pirttimaa, Metsä Pirttimaa Oy


  1. Accepted and approved by the most demanding audience, the actual users
  2. With new model, productivity level gets higher
  3. The Scorpion cabin has been awarded with several significant awards

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Antti Mäkelä

Head of Strategy & Products, Partner

Brabus Shadow range for ultimate premium performance

We collaborated with Brabus and Axopar teams to create a highly exclusive range of luxury tenders and day boats, representing a cool, discerning and incredibly exciting new breed.

The Brabus Shadow range is designed for a select group of boat owners who want to enjoy the very best exclusive boating experience for absolute individualism and ultimate luxury. Outstanding performance, power and superior acceleration, together with easy handling and best-in-class drivability, form the core of a Brabus Shadow product. On top of this, every Brabus Shadow has an instantly recognisable design and gorgeous looks.

Brabus has been developing and building high-performance supercars for over 40 years, transforming vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz brand into stylish, unique vehicles – made in Germany. The world-renowned tuner and automaker offers custom solutions for requests of any kind: From upgraded engines and elegantly styled aerodynamic-enhancement concepts to expertly forged alloy wheels, as well as agile yet comfortable sport suspension systems and exclusive interior designs at only the highest level of craftsmanship.


Brabus Marine


  1. Brand & product DNA
  2. Brand concept & platform
  3. Concept design
  4. Product design
  5. CMF design
  6. UX & UI design
  7. Digital design
  8. Graphic design
  9. Interior design
  10. Mechanical engineering
  11. Naval architecture
  12. 3D visualisation
  13. Game engine development
  14. Simulation
  15. Virtual reality development
  16. Virtual prototype
  17. Prototyping
  18. Hard modelling
  19. Pre-engineering
  20. Pre-assembly
  21. Manufacturing support

Awards & Recognitions

  1. Motor Boat Award Winner


Brabus Marine

The Brabus Shadow 500

The Brabus Shadow 500 range comes with a bold and confident design. It is positioned at the very top of the 30ft sports-weekender market, with mesmerising performance on the one hand yet comfortable, day-long cruising capability and luxurious refinement on the other.

The boat has fluid and angular lines with a long, low-centre-of-gravity hull, matched with functional and versatile deck layout options for enjoying marine life to the full.

Brabus boats are redefining luxury day boating. They are faster, leaner and technically more advanced. Each Brabus case results from a seamless communication between engineering and design.”
Jarkko Jämsén, Designer

The Brabus Shadow 900

The Brabus Shadow 900 range comes with several gel coat colours, upholstery options, and many optional upgrades. Discerning owners can create a unique Open, Sun-Top or Cabin boat. For those who enjoy turning heads, the 'Fusion Camo-Wrap' livery might be an ideal choice.

Also, some very limited edition models are available, all hand-built with a focus on precision and finish.

Full of smart features

Highly versatile. Multi-purposed with supreme comfort and social areas. Freedom of movement all around the boat. All Shadowboats are packed with smart innovations, the finest technical solutions and supreme comfort. Clever use of internal and external deck space together with practical layouts guarantees premium living and ease of movement everywhere onboard.

Brabus Marine

Brabus Marine is the result of the alliance between two of the most renowned companies in their respective genres. Bringing together the award-winning Finnish boat builder Axopar Boats and the long-established, high-performance luxury automotive car producer Brabus.

Brabus Marine is devoted to redefining luxury day boating through building and developing ultra-exclusive, exciting boats.

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Jarkko Jämsen

Head of Yachts, Partner

Pi – The ultimate superyacht

Co-founder of Aivan, Jarkko Jämsén, was invited to create the concept, interior layout and exterior design for a superyacht. In close collaboration with the owner client, he and the other team members created a totally unique vessel from scratch that is custom-made down to every detail.

Pi – originally Syzygy 818 – is a 77.25m motor yacht. Vessel’s top speed is 18.4kn and power comes from two MTU diesel engines. Pi can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, with 18 crew members. Pi has a gross tonnage of 1592.0GT and a 11.0m beam. Interior of the yacht was designed by Sinot.

Pi was built at Feadship – Royal Dutch Shipyards in the Netherlands. Feadship is a cooperative venture between two shipyards Royal Van Lent Shipyard and Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw. Feadship designs and constructs high-end luxury yachts and is one of the leading builders of custom superyachts.




  1. Concept design
  2. Product design
  3. Experience design
  4. CMF design
  5. Naval architecture

Awards & Recognitions

  1. Motor Yacht of the Year


Tuukka Koski – superyacht
Aivan – making of

We created the concept and the layout together, the owner’s representative, the owner and myself. It was challenging for me as a designer because he was so good that I had to do even better than I thought I could to meet his standards.”
Jarkko Jämsén – Superyacht Times by Georgia Tindale
Full-custom design needs to be a fun process for both myself and the client. Without the client, there is no boat: it is so much more than just an object.”
Jarkko Jämsén, Naval Architect & Designer

Very best
of the best

"A vessel that is considered exceptional by any and every measure." The prestigious Motor Yacht of the Year is a hunted title, and Pi's excellence made her a worthy winner of this award. The judges admired her harmonious exterior lines and noted the difficulty of engineering and the overall perfection of her construction.

I am heavily interested in new technology and pushing the boundaries of where material can go. Like windows. This vessel has the most amazing windows ever built on superyachts.”
Jarkko Jämsén, Naval Architect & Designer

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Jarkko Jämsen

Head of Yachts, Partner