Choosing wood and being aware of its various forms have led the company into a path made up of new discoveries and new challenges. At Contorpress, the moments spent at home and those spent at the factory mingle together: working with great dedication is their main strength and they are able to diversify into new multilayer elements for the furniture market so as to guarantee the flexibility required by this large and various sector. Though the company was born several years ago, they keep on striving for doing something unique, rich and fine. They know the material and how it changes according to climate, temperatures and final function and they can heighten the potential of each wood species during the different phases. Furthermore, they carry out all manufacturing stages internally, studying criticalities and strengths of the final product. It’s like being in love with products, like a father who knows exactly his child’s needs and wishes. Getting to know the material directly through experience helps at any working stage and technology is combined to give rapidity, potential and a new vision.
If you have an idea in mind, finding the right designer is essential. They will help you explore, develop and refine your idea further as well as think through the different components involved in the making.
Once you have researched and refined your idea, it will need to be visually presented. A designer will help you visualise your idea and explore various designs in order to find the right design or build a range of products.
Often, as part of the process of turning an idea to reality some precision is required. Technical drawings allow you to specify the requirements of your design and helps the manufacturer produce your design correctly.
To produce products in volume at a fast rate and reasonable cost, a pattern needs to be created. Patterns depends on the product type. Costs for these will vary accordingly.
Researching and sourcing the right materials for your design idea is essential. Some factories can provide materials, and sometimes you will need to source your own materials separately.
Even the simplest of ideas often need to be tested to make sure all components and design specifications are functional and harmonious in design. A sample is a prototype of your idea. Usually samples are made by hand by a master craftsman in order to create a perfect sample for future production. For this reason often samples are charged at a different rate to production. A spec is a blueprint of the design listing all materials used throughout the design in order to ensure consistency of future production.
To produce products in volume at a fast rate and reasonable cost, a tooling will need to be created. Tooling depends on the product type and minimums. Costs for these will vary accordingly.
“Production run” is often referred to producing more than a couple of products of the same design at the same time. Depending on the size and set up of the factories, their minimal production orders may vary from a few to hundreds of units made at the same time.
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