Since the middle ages ice hockey has been played with round pucks. So this is why we are proud to present the first non-round hockey puck in the history of mankind, the Aalto puck. Inspired by the free forms of the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto and a small reminder that not everything has to be as we’re used to.
The Aalto Puck is made in the same material as a regular hockey puck and behaves in the same way on ice with one fundamental difference. It has a built in randomness, it doesn’t bounce as a regular puck, it can, depending on how it’s hit, speed off in different ways and more importantly, by adding an element of chance it’s the most equal puck produced. Advantages are randomly given to either of the two competing teams. By adding the element of chance this small puck changes the big picture.
The Aalto Puck is a collaboration between the Nordic Society for Invention & Discovery and Iittala.