Design for Manufacture

I recently bumped into someone who asked what I did for a living. I told them I was a designer and was met with “oh, you create pretty pictures…”

Yes, it’s where we start, but it’s only a small part of the design process. To develop a product from idea to production requires concept development, CAD modelling, prototyping, CAD refinement, more prototyping and finally production procurement.

Design is Pretty Pictures

227 components, 5 fabric bags, 36 injection mould tools, 3 fabric forming tools, 3 extrusion dies, 8 stamp press tools and 3 spring forming tools produced across two countries is what it took to produce one Barmes freebase. All parts designed and specified from pretty picture to manufacturable product by Formworks.