In good company

DesignEdge was established in 1992 and has a proven track record for award-winning and commercially successful product development. We are located in Stow-cum-Quy, three miles east of Cambridge, the great University city and near the A14 with plenty of on-site car parking. DesignEdge can launch your product idea into reality. Our aim is to combine innovation and styling excellence to add value and reduce your assembly, materials and part costs. Working with DesignEdge can open up new design possibilities and provide you with the competitive edge, to find out more contact us to start your project.

  • The company was announced as the winner in the Consumer Product Design category at the Design Week Awards, in recognition of the design of its wireless home monitoring and security service. To have our team’s efforts at making objects of desire of home security and energy management recognized by these highly acclaimed awards is absolutely thrilling. Receiving equal status with the Apple MacBook Air at the Design Week Awards is praise indeed! Our thanks go to our industrial designers DesignEdge, for a truly cracking job.”

    Pilgrim Beart | Technical Director | AlertMe
  • We started working with DesignEdge about 5 years ago and their involvement has transformed our business. DesignEdge has the unique ability to combine sound and efficient engineering design solutions with imaginative and distinctive product appearance. Every aspect of their work is well informed, meticulously executed and always underpinned by their experience in the cost-effective transfer of design into the reality of production. We now regard DesignEdge as a critical and integral part of our company and our future success.

    Maurice Bowe | Managing Director | Objective Imaging
  • Until very recently the external design wasn’t an important factor in the marketplace. Customers just wanted to know whether a product functionally did the job it was supposed to. No one worried about what it looked like, but now there’s much more emphasis on the external design, particularly in Europe. DesignEdge wasn’t so close to the old products, so their team could see the design process with a fresh pair of eyes. Looks aren’t everything, but they do help. It’s not like producing a car, where the design could double the market for a product, but the external design could certainly help us achieve another few percent. Whereas functionality and price were previously the only areas of interest, design definitely does come into it now when buyers are choosing products.”

    Paul Walter | Managing Director | Nordson DAGE
  • We have made educational robots for 30 years, longer than any other company. With our latest Roamer the challenge was to bring our experience and creativity together within state-of-the art technology. In these situations the challenge is to ensure the design quality matches the vision. DesignEdge met that challenge going further, adding value to the concept with excellent detailed design. The devil is always in the detail and here they were exceptional, we are moulding some components to tolerances that moulders claimed impossible.”

    David Catlin | Founder | Valiant
  • We wanted to develop an instrument that made everything else used by an electrician feel much more comfortable and easy to use than they did before. The design is so clean and functional that it manages to make something very complex look very simple, but it won’t cross our users’ minds that design has been involved in developing the product. There are no buried functions which mean it’s obvious how to use it and it features colour-coded ranges to help test selection and reduce testing time. A user guide in the lid provides all the basic information. At the customers’ request it’s also designed to take the bashing that meters receive on site.”

    Nick Hilditch | Product Manager | Megger
  • Design Edge and ARC Medical Design have been working closely for a number of years to develop innovative medical products for identifying precancerous lesions in screening colonoscopy. Design Edge has a highly experienced team dedicated to creating novel solutions to difficult problems. Their approach of combining thought provoking simple and beautiful designs that can be mass produced for a worldwide market is why ARC has chosen them for all their design work.” EndoCuff™ has won a number of prestigious design awards including the Industrial Product Design of the Year category of the Plastics Industry Awards 2013, dedicated to rewarding innovation and exceptional performance to the best designers within the polymer field. Also the coveted Red Dot award in 2012 and a silver award in the A’ Design Awards and was a finalist in the Design Week and D&AD awards.

    Mr Patrick Axon | Technical Director | ARC Medical Design
  • Our product range has evolved through acquisition so had a very disparate look. Our latest launch, our biggest ever, gave us the opportunity to put some design thought into the range and then follow it through everything we do. Although our products are for industrial use it’s important that they look like the ground-breaking pieces of engineering that they are. DesignEdge’s great understanding of our sector and also the way they bring good looks into a design – often pushing the boundaries further than we would have considered in-house – has resulted in a fantastic looking range of which we can definitely be proud and stand out from the competition.”

    Robert Pulford | Group Development Director | Domino Printing Sciences
  • This has huge applicability in the future of augmented reality as there are many situations where video information would be distracting (e.g. driving a car or walking in a busy area), but we can easily cope with audio input. Applications range from assisted living/well-being for the elderly, to productivity enhancement at work, to gaming and exploration. X-Aura was recently launched to considerable success at the International CES Exhibition, a global consumer electronics and consumer technology trade show that takes place in Las Vegas.

    Gavin Smith | Senior Design Engineer | Redux Labs
  • The requirements for an attractive looking and robust product even goes down to the inside of the unit. The unit is aesthetically pleasing but maintains its core functionality that fits into a wide variety of deployments. If customers look inside they are usually very impressed, every fine detail has been planned meticulously. If people go on tour of a car plant or if it appears on TV great design promotes a strong brand.” The applications are limitless and Ubisense is now looking to use the technology to help early stage dementia sufferers.

    Dr Paul Webster | Founder and Director of Hardware | Ubisense
  • Inca is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of inkjet printers for the printing industry. When developing the SpyderX platform, we recruited DesignEdge to utilize its in-depth design knowledge combined with its awareness of the print industry and high volume manufacturing; and its input was key to the platform’s success. Customers have since commented on how great the product looks and how the ergonomics of the machine maximize their productivity. Our business depends on cutting edge, innovative and top quality design and DesignEdge was the perfect partner to cooperate with!”

    Laura Bannister | Product Manager – Screen Wide Format Solutions | Inca Digital