We founded Fig40 because we believe that exploring how design impacts process and how process impacts design is worth spending time on.
For us, creating an object that is both inspiring and relevant is an expected outcome of what we do.
But we think reduced cycle times, higher material yields, appropriate tolerances, sources of supply, production costs and quality are equally important metrics that determine the success of any design collaboration.
That’s why we start with research into your market and an audit of your manufacturing capabilities.
That way, we can design a product that enhances user interaction and process that reduces friction within the system so your product launches with economy, efficiency and integrity.
So what's our process?
Our collaborations span the following services:
product and positioning analysis.
capabilities assessment, inventory reviews, partner referrals and project management.
idea generation, drawings
presentations, lunch & learns and CEU content development
Terence is a unique breed of engineer; one who has never uttered the words “that can’t be done”. Trained in Mechanical Engineering, Terence has transformed great ideas into great products for organizations in medical research, automotive manufacturing and product design. His belief that everything can be better has resulted in fresh thinking and robust, creative solutions to all endeavors. Terence pursues designs that are honest and appropriate, creating simple systems that enhance a product’s longevity while diminishing their impact on the planet. Whatever project he works on he is a key component of the innovation capital required to bring great ideas to life.
Lee David Fletcher
I am a little obsessed by the made environment, as a child I pulled books apart to see how they worked. I’m compelled by the context of a ‘thing’ - I always ask my students, do we need this new thing? and if we do, what’s its story?
LEGO was the source of my early interest in designing things and my first introduction of systems. I earned an MA in Industrial Design from Manchester Metropolitan University, where I learned not simply ‘how’ we design but ‘why’ we design.
Whether it’s the creation of new furniture systems, business equipment, or seating, a common theme can be found in all of my work – one that is always evaluating process, takes a rational approach to form, and results in an appropriate solution given an object’s context.
European Product Design Gold | Perplex Bench
Architizer Design Finalist | Perplex Bench
Good Design · Nienkamper | Cern
RedDot · Nienkamper | Metronome
Neocon Silver · Teknion | Interpret
Neocon/IIDEX Silver · Nienkamper | Metronome
Good Design · Nienkamper | Metronome
Neocon/IIDEX Bronze · Nienkamper | Omada
Neocon Silver · Allseating | Ray
Good Design · Allseating | Ray
IDS/Prototype CISTA/Vertical Rain Garden
Neocon Gold · Teknion | District