The new range of door furniture for Yale. Starting with a series of mood boards, we defined the drivers within the present door furniture market as well as looking at lifestyle trends and general influences. A number of sketch concepts (between 80-100) were proposed and reviewed via email. By working in this fashion we gained quick feedback and maximized our time in developing new concepts. This also helped in highlighting potential manufacturing issues at an early stage in the process.
The resulting style provides a contemporary ‘look and feel’ with good ergonomics and manufacturing integrity. The final files were be built in Pro Engineer and included both A and B surface data. We also undertook the design for assembly and the lock/latch interface engineering.