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PLMM|Electric Skateboard for Naver Labs
Industrial Design




PLMM|Electric Skateboard for Naver Labs

We designed NAVER LABS' PLMM, an innovative balancing electric skateboard. Users can easily accelerate, decelerate, reversed and change direction simply by tilting the deck. It is equipped with four in-wheel electric motors, and can be driven at high speeds of 40 km/hr. By using gyroscope sensors inside, the center of gravity is always controlled by measuring the tilt of 1000 times/sec, so It is stable even in rapid acceleration and deceleration. The design captured its fast, dynamic and strong movements.

Design by VLND.

© NAVER All Rights Reserved.

Creative directing: Kim Seungwoo
Design: Kim Seungwoo, Im Minkyo
Structural design solution, CMF: Kim Seungwoo
Photo shoot: Bang Sangsik
Photo editing & image visualization: Kim Seungwoo
Motion visualization: Kim Seungwoo, Im Minkyo






Design, Reminiscent of Dynamic Performance

The design borrows motif from its core value: the dynamic control and performance. The metallic body adds feeling of strength, and the combination of dynamic curves and straight lines creates a unique, modern aesthetic.





Intuitive Usability

Users can easily accelerate, decelerate, reversed and change direction simply by tilting the deck. Leaning forward means going forward, and leaning backward means going backward. It has powerful performance, and does not require any extra learning due to its intuitive usability. Users just need to lean in the direction they want to move. The core of the design was making it easy to use.








The four in-wheel motors enables high-speed driving of more than 40 km/h, and the IMU sensor measures the angle of 1000 times/sec to constantly control the center of gravity. It is stable even in rapid acceleration and deceleration. The sleek surfaces used at overall design elements to emphasize its dynamic performance.





iF Product Design Award Winner, Germany
Red Dot Award: Product Design Winner, Germany
International Design Excellence Awards Finalist, US



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Project Inquiries: design@vlndstudio.com
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PLMM|Electric Skateboard for Naver Labs
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