LAPPSET was founded in the early ‘70s by Antero Ikaheimo in Rovaniemi, in Northern Finland. Through his vision of safe playgrounds and his persistence to quality materials and attention to detail in design, LAPPSET started as a family-run limited company that now represents a colossus of the Finnish economy, exporting equipment for playgrounds and exercise for all in more than 60 countries worldwide.
LAPPSET respects People and Natural environment. All LAPPSET products are designed to inspire people of all ages to exercise, enjoy and love the natural environment, just as the Laplanders enjoy their forest.
Source of inspiration and raw material of LAPPSET is the wood itself. The wood LAPPSET uses is from PEFC™ - certified northern pine making all equipment durable and user friendly in all climatic conditions.
Responsibility begins on the design board. Product design is a multidimensional and multiphase process that should consider the circular economy and the energy footprint. For LAPPSET the product and service design should pay attention to materials, manufacturing, delivery, installation, maintenance and servicing all the way up to potential reuse or recycling. In other words, throughout a product’s entire lifecycle from design to the end of its useful life.
LAPPSET in Greece
In the ‘90s Maro Tzavela travelled to Finland and shared Antero Ikaheimo'svision of safe and quality playgrounds. She established the company TZT, later on INTEC AE and designed hundreds of playgrounds all over Greece. Her children George and Ifigenia Tzavelas have taken the lead and are carrying on her work, creating safe playgrounds in Greece and Cyprus. At the same time, they promote all new LAPPSET products, installing playgrounds and sport parks for everyone and for all ages.