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Allenton Knife

Since most of our programs are confidential, we created the Allenton Knife to document and share our design approach from idea to production.

The Allenton Knife presented an opportunity to design a product with high utility and personalization.

From the beginning, we identified processes and part designs capable of unique combinations without compromising function, ergonomics, or aesthetics.

And, as always, we explored a variety of materials to find the best blend of appearance, texture, weight, and strength.

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Core Strengths

Industrial Design

At Brooks Stevens, industrial design is more than styling. 

We believe the products we work on should be constructed thoughtfully, formed with the user in mind, draw inspiration from the future, and infused with the latest technology. 

Designing great products is an honor we take great pride in, and live up to the legacy of our founder who formed the industry.

Engineering

Our product engineers are masterminds at bringing the entire process together, by translating concepts into manufacturable reality.

Working closely with our in-house industrial designers or client design teams, they create a plan to bring your product to life. Our product engineers are imbedded with industrial design, creating a smooth transition between disciplines, ensuring design intent will be maintained within the best engineering and manufacturing practices.

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Business development

Designing great products requires a complete understanding of their impact to the business. 

Establishing a successful business case is a key part of the product design process. As our founder said, "I am a businessman, an engineer and a stylist, in that order." We take this holistic approach into every engagement; as we strive to understand how new products will help our clients achieve their business goals.

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Legacy Projects

Legacy designs from Brooks Stevens