We love tangible results
Brandes en Meurs industrial design develops products for the manufacturing industry and for governments. Together with our clients we turn strategic studies and plans into actual objects. Since founding our office in 1988 we have designed many products. An exceptional large number of these designs has made it to the market as a successful product. We are product designers originally, but we have grown to a ‘full service’ agency including graphic design, textile design and social media design. We also help our clients with the implementation and presentation of our designs.
We have ample experience with public design, consumer durables like power tools and professional products.
Brands are built with products
In public transport and in consumer and professional products alike, brand identity is becoming ever more important. Brandes en Meurs has a successful track record with regard to developing distinctive designs for new generations of products. For clients like Skil and Ferm we have contributed to the brand image with our coherent lines of products. We have developed a number of concepts for public transport. R-net is a project we have been involved with for a few years. We designed all visible elements for this high-quality network for the Randstad region in the Netherlands.
The user comes first
Bus stops, transport hubs, office furniture or tools: we always have the user in mind when we make our designs. Users have to be able to work comfortably and safely with our products. That’s why we pay so much attention to the ergonomics of our designs. How to help the user was the starting point for our design of the Bicycle Buddy smartphone app too. If you want to cycle to work more often, a personal advice regarding the weather, departure time and the plans of your cyclist-friends helps you along.
Design and manufacturability
At Brandes en Meurs we think it is important to incorporate requirements for industrial production right from the start. Relying on our in depth experience with a wide range of production techniques this is exactly what we do. Not to limit ourselves but to make the most of our design concepts. In the engineering phase we can build a complete 3D CAD definition, fit for production. Depending on the needs of our clients we can focus on just one phase of the design process or provide full service. In our phased design process we provide full details of all time and costs incurred, completing each phase within an agreed time frame.
Brandes en Meurs does strategic study and analysis, concept design, final design and engineering. We have an in house modelshop to create physical models at any stage in the design process. We can create rapid prototypes using our CNC milling machine or by using the 3D printing capacities of our trusted suppliers. We do not just create outstanding and innovative designs, we also develop design styles for brands and for generations of products. For a number of clients in different branches we have created Design Guides, based on our designs.
We use Adobe’s Creative Cloud software and 3D CAD programs SolidWorks and Creo (Pro-Engineer).
We have ample experience with consumer durables like the power tools for Skil and Ferm. These products are mass-produced and sold worldwide. We also have experience with social media design.
Office furniture, professional power tools, retail- and interior design: professional products have to meet many requirements. That’s what makes them interesting for our designers.
Designing for public space and public transport is a special thing. With our branch FromAtoB Public Design we focus just on this, with success.