Our method

Experience has shown us that in custom-made furniture, the engineering phase is the one that has the greatest impact on contract costs. That is why over the years we have optimized our design process, with respect to the degree of simplification and to improve quality and reduce program.

We like to think that we can be the heart and brain of every interior project: having received the concept designs from the architects we then develop them into real projects by producing the concept book with the thoughts already on the realization of the designs and production of the furniture.

Optimizing the project process also means giving a thought to who will produce the furniture. With Fstudio’s work, the General Contractor will have a head start as the book received will have details optimized even for his work phase, without the risk of losing important information.It needs technical expertise and a lot of experience, but also curiosity and attention. The advantages, however, are obvious:

  • REDUCES TIME AND COSTS OF DESIGN: because during the concept book preparation we are already thinking about detailed production design. Engineering the furniture will not need to start from beginning, but it will be enough to improve the initial drawings with the missing information, already knowing how they should be made.
  • REDUCES THE CHANCE OF ERRORS: by working from one platform, the extraction of details and the development of the designs from the one software can be a simple process that removes the chance of human error and improves the project flow.

Here are the steps of our method, all coordinated by a project manager who takes care of the project, from the beginning to the end:

Project input

We collect all the information we need to fully understand the ideas including the preliminary sketches, renders and proposals

1

Concept book

The complete set of all the information necessary to realize the project, already thinking about its feasibility.

2

Statement of work

The document describes exactly what materials and products to use, and includes all the choices and specifications agreed with the architects and the client. Based on the specifications and the Concept Book, the General Contractor will be able to judge the complexity of the project, and structure its offer.

3

Techinical data sheets and materials

We select with the customer the materials and catalog products to be used in the project, verifying their availability, delivery times and costs. The datasheets will be the guidelines for the next steps.

4

Meeting with clients and fornitors

We believe in relationships and transparency as an added value: finding the best solutions for each project requires dialogue and sharing. We start every job by meeting all the stakeholders involved: contractors, suppliers, designers. We want to understand the visions of the customer, and find together with him the best details for form and functionality, but also understand the technology available to those who will produce everything, so that the realization is simple and at the right costs.

Then, as the project takes shape, we share with the customer the design choices and solutions. If necessary, we meet the sub-suppliers to transmit the information, or we do survey on site.

5

Survey and 3D laser scanner

A good custom-made design starts with a detailed and precise survey. We make measurements with traditional tools or using the 3D laser scanner.

6

2D & 3D Shop drawing

It is the heart of the project, and requires expertise, experience, precision and curiosity. From the overall view to the study of details, using the latest software, so that the project is clear in all its details and there is no margin for error.

7

Rapid prototyping and mock up

When you need to go into detail, we produce scale prototypes with the 3D printer or Mock-ups at full size. So nothing is left to chance.

8

Material extractions and cutting lists

We know every detail of the project better than anyone. We can discuss the production with the suppliers and provide them with all the necessary documentation: technical specifications, cutting lists, materials extractions and quantities to be ordered, 2D drawings of hole patterns and 3D models for processing.

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