From our beginnings in 1995, Formworks have grown into one of New Zealand’s leading industrial design studios. Now in our 26th year, we have a proven, award-winning track record, having worked with companies throughout New Zealand and across the globe.
What makes us tick
We are a passionate group of designers, problem solvers, engineers, and makers. We fuse design, engineering, and craft, around a user-centered approach to deliver innovative products and experiences.
We know that industrial design is a key ingredient in the success of a product, but not the only one. Our process is designed to address user needs, manufacturing, and long-term product quality. We embrace engineering challenges and collaborating with our clients towards achieving the best possible solution. With a wealth of experience across many sectors, we have the confidence to command any room, yet are humble enough to take a back seat when needed.
The Formworks studio is located in the heart of Parnell’s creative precinct, with workshop spaces in neighbouring Remuera and Tuapaki Auckland. Our studio is our home base, but we spend just as much time away from the studio with our clients and manufacturing partners.
We build lasting relationships based on trust. When we work with you, we work in collaboration with your team. We believe that transparency and matching expectations are essential for a successful designer-client relationship. Many of our clients and partners have been with us for 10+ years, and over 90% have trusted us with multiple projects.
Some of the brands we work with:
We create meaningful products and experiences.
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