How things are made - and by whom


Technical competence
A good product results from good communication between designer and engineer; they need to be speaking a common language. Practice Founder Jonas von Stedingk has a long-standing experience working with the manufacturing industry, which, coupled with a scientific training alongside the creative one, allows a very direct and fluent communication with engineers, product managers and technical staff. This facilitates good manufacturing solutions, value engineering and avoids repeated iterations.

 

We supply tender-ready information packages and, with a long-standing expertise in these areas, support technical development and procurement processes when required. Our designs can be relied upon to be highly manufacturable, minimising design changes during technical development.  

 

Manufacturing links
Stedingk Design has a world-wide network of contacts in the manufacturing industry and can deliver expertise such as engineering, prototyping and tooling, as well as the right manufacturing partner for a given product. The practice uses advanced CAD systems compatible with engineering standards, parametric modeling and rapid prototyping.

 

Working with architects
Our experience in the large-scale architectural field allows us to successfully integrate teams bidding for complete architectural projects with an Industrial Design component, supplying our part of the package.  Moreover, a particular synergy can occur when a fair-sized building project provides the basis for developing a product which can later become part of a manufacturer's product line, offering cost advanteages to the client if so desired.

 

So how is the pratice set up?  Read more >

 

Picture, top
Hand drawn sketch of bus shelter beam section
Jonas von Stedingk, Duncan Jackson 2002

Picture, bottom
Study of mounting sequence for an auditoruim chair for Poltrona Frau
Jonas von Stedingk, Duncan Jackson, William Horgan 2005