High-End Lighting Design
A family of 'traditionally' manufactured designs
A traditionally designed and manufactured series of lighting fixtures intended to coordinate with a broader platform of bath fixtures.
This portfolio project highlights the beauty of creative constraints inherent in designing product designed to be made using 'machine shop' technology and materials.
Working under the direction of the sponsoring company's award winning director of design, concept exploration followed a prescriptive, yet innovative journey.
Incremental innovations were established overall within the entire product platform, while intensely iterative CAD development chased every detail of design and assembly.
Design for Manufacturing
Every component and detail at every stage of development was challenged to meet the criteria of manufacturability established by the constraints of the supply chain.
While the product development process can be customized to apply effectively to the needs of the customer and adapt to changing business objectives, Principal Design's 5 step process is a framework that guides the design team and encourages communication and stable execution.
Principal Design approaches every project methodically. The success of a product development project depends upon the clarity and strength of the process. Organized into the five stages most proven to leverage our design efforts, Principal Design's purpose-driven frameworks were developed and refined to reduce risk while balancing exploration with execution. Our creative strategy is divergent to leverage resources and discovery, and convergent to select for the best opportunities.