In today’s business climate new product ideas need to come to market faster than ever before. This is especially true in corporate interiors, where changing technology and evolving work modes demand solutions tailored to accommodate emerging trends. Clients frequently have specific features they would like to incorporate into their environment, but unfortunately, the solutions they need are not readily available with off-the-shelf products.
Loft + Manor’s fabrication processes allow us to make dimensional changes quickly and easily. Our flexibility and adaptability make us a great vendor partner, and our experience in design and value engineering insure you get the styling and product performance you want – within your budget and on schedule. Rapid prototyping is best utilized for low-batch-run solutions, such as a quantity of 1 to 20 chairs or sofas. We can go from a concept sketch to the final product that’s ready to ship in just 7 to 10 weeks. During the first 1 to 2 weeks we confirm the design, create engineering documents, source materials, and determine final labor costs. Utilizing “one-piece flow” manufacturing we can then produce and ship the final products in a 6 to 8 week lead time.
This process is best utilized when you need a furniture item to fit a specific dimension, or if you require a value engineered solution to meet a particular price point, or your client might want something no one else has. Off-the-shelf products can’t meet those criteria. Most clients want to see and test the furniture before they invest in it. Rapid prototyping enables the client to do that. They engage in the process and enjoy the result of having something special designed just for them.