The Caterpillar licensee for travel gear was in need of design and development for a range of trolleys in various sizes. The original brief asked for a rugged feel, while also looking modern. To make production more efficient, it was necessary to use the same handle and wheel parts for all sizes. It also meant that the shape of each hard-shell size needed to adapt to the shape of the attaching parts. Another request was to reuse these parts for soft-shell trolleys as well.
With extensive experience in travel accessories, Ragazzo Design Studio was put in charge of designing the whole project. RDS not only designed the look and feel of the whole line but also took care of each part and made sure they were tooling friendly, while ergonomic.
Impressed with the knowledge and speed put forward by RDS, other trolley projects followed, including some accessories for soft goods.
The Fahrraday PAS (pedal-assisted system) bicycle was created in 2011 when electric assisted bicycles started to get traction. Ragazzo Design Studio was approached by a Hong Kong company with competency in producing electric motors. At the time, they already used those motors in simple, pre-assembled bicycles. Going a step further, they envisioned to create a complete carbon fiber frame from scratch. This frame would have their motor integrated between the pedals, an integrated battery within the frame and a CVT (continuously variable transmission) from NuVinci in the back wheel.
During the project, Ragazzo Design Studio was in charge of designing the complete bicycle, working closely together with the client and selecting suppliers for the integration of existing technologies and components. Since most suppliers were not comfortable sharing their 3D data, all components had to be rebuilt in 3D to make the whole design come alive. Impressed by the delivered work, RDS was put in charge to find a suitable name for the brand and create its logo. Following internal guidelines on how to create names and secure top-level domains, the brand "Fahrraday" was born.
The name Fahrraday is a combination of the German word "Fahrrad" (meaning bicycle) and Michael Faraday, an English scientist most famous for its Faraday cage and work in electromagnetism.
Do you remember as a kid, when you saw something for the first time, and you wondered how it works? I used to do that all the time. Kids often ask their parents how things work or how they come to be the way they are. Sometimes the parents know what to say, sometimes they don't. Either way, the curiosity of a child is priceless and makes growing up a time of wonder and surprises.
The goal of this laminator design was to address creative inquiries. We wanted to show how a laminator works, rather than covering everything up. So we created a transparent laminator, exposing the heated rolls. We show how the laminate and paper go in on one side and come out the other end as a melt unit. There is no more guessing what exactly happens anymore.
We have not invented something new or improved the technology of lamination. Yet, we have made the process fun and explainable for those parents, who love to show their kids how the world works.
So you like watches. And you want it shiny and expensive. Obviously, you are a watch aficionado who needs balance wheels not only on a watch dial but also on your cuffs. And for sure, you want to see that beauty from all angles.
Well, your search is over, because that is what TF did. To be precise, we did it for them. They asked we delivered. Featuring 56 diamonds on each cufflink, set in18K gold with sapphire crystals on top and on the side. You will never see a more enchanting balance wheel cufflink. We promise.
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Ragazzo Design Studio was hired to conceptualize, design and engineer the Dropsafe barrier system, which is used on oil platforms and mining sites around the world. The function of it is to prevent objects from falling off walking platforms and hurting or even killing people. To solve that, Dropsafe needed a secondary securing solution that is relatively inexpensive, yet easy to install on existing sites.
The goal was set high, by requesting to come up with a locking mechanism that can be securely attached to guardrails, while using no tools, yet withstand category 5 hurricanes. On top of that, the barrier panels itself needed to be designed in a way that combined several parameters. It led to an intricate honeycomb design. The proportions between cell size, panel size, and thickness, cross-section, and shape, made for a unique design that now has become Dropsafe’s trademark.
Within a short time, Ragazzo Design Studio was able to design and prototype a solution with 3D printed plastic parts, that performed at nearly 90% of its target specifications. Nevertheless, much time was needed to get all components designed, tooled, tested and production ready.
The whole barrier system design led to a utility patent for Dropsafe, enforcing its unique position in the market while outperforming competitors in several areas.
Good Morning. Mmhhh... can you smell that? The smell of fresh waffles is filling the apartment. Maybe add a glass of milk and screw open that marmalade jar mom gave us. All mornings should start like this. So now they can; because this waffle iron not only looks great, it also does what its supposed to — make deliciously tasting waffles. Granted, you still need to take care of the batter, but then the waffle iron does it all.
Turn on the waffle iron — see the green LED light up, turn the knob to the desired setting and wait a short while. Maybe you pour that milk and take a crack at that marmalade jar? And before you know it, the red LED just lit up. It tells me the iron has reached its required temperature and is ready for action.
This morning you went the extra mile and did the batter from scratch. Wise choice, it will make all the difference! Ladle in hand and ready, pull the waffle iron handle out, lift the lid and pour that creamy batter onto the hot iron. The sizzling sound will soon be replaced by the sweet aroma of fresh waffles. Close the lid and wait. It's easy, it's satisfying, and it comes in all the colors you need. You will never want to have a life where this waffle iron is missing in it.
When you are done with it, you can either leave it on the kitchen counter or stow it away in a cabinet. Push the handle back in, and it will save you the extra space needed.