Welcome to LockDown

Don’t worry, beach happy!

The product, or so called beach lock, is currently under development. There are several potential solutions to this problem and we are working hard to validate which of the different concepts that would be the ultimate solution. However, either way we end up going, we are confident that our solution will make a large impact on how people visit the beach.

“Ever since Folger first brought up the idea of the beach lock, I started to realize how big this pain really was for me. When I’m out surfing I spend almost more time on monitoring my stuff rather than focusing on surfing… However, as we learned through our time at KTH, if there is a problem, there is also a solution. I’m so proud and motivated to be a part of this fantastic team and finally get rid of this problem.”

– Filip Mälberg, Co-Founder

Our Story

LockDown Innovation is a Swedish product company based in Stockholm. Founded in 2020 by long time friends Folger Forsén, Carl-Johan Nilsson, Douglas Hellström, Filip Mälberg and Daniel Hallin. Folger who ran a windsurfing and snowboard career stumbled upon the issue of not being able to leave his valuables unattended when going out surfing around the world and wanted a change. The idea of solving this issue arisen after long discussions with his friends during the studies at The Royal Institute of Technology. Now, inspired by world wide travels, cutting edge materials and Swedish innovations they have created ultimate solution.

Folger Forsén
Business consultant at major global tech company with two years of experience. Master science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering and Management. Former professional career in snowboarding and windsurfing.

Carl-Johan Nilsson

2+ years experience as consultant at Mckinsey. Master science from Stockholm School of Economics in Accounting and Financial Management. Sun lover and  beach volleyball enthusiast .

Douglas Hellström

Master science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Innovation Management and Product Development. Passion for fashion and material.

Filip Mälberg

Master science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Innovation Management and Product Development. Big passion for surfing and enjoys travelling as much as possible.

Daniel Hallin

Business analyst at global consultancy firm. Master science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Innovation Management and Product Development. Great interest for photography and takes every chance possible to do some outdoor adventures, skiing or surfing.

Our vision

With LockDown we believe that we will serve the market with a modern safety product that complies with a sustainable future. Our vision is to solve an unmet and clear need that has no obvious solution today.

Don’t Worry, Beach Happy!

Behind the name

During Covid-19 times it feels a bit ironic to name a company LockDown. We have all been struggling during these times, stuck in our homes, creating a lot of spare time. Therefore, instead of travelling, Folger together with a group of his friends that have been discussing this idea for many years, decided to spend this time to finally tackle the problem.

The word lockdown from the pandemic therefore inspired us to develop this idea where we “lock down” a safety solution into the sand. And that’s where the name came from.



We’re super excited to announce that LockDown Innovation is now part of Toolspace for 3 months ahead where we will be able to produce prototypes and test our concept. Time to take the product the next level! Ready… set… go!!