Our process
How we make products that work

Our team has extensive experience working on projects that encompass a wide range of product types, materials, and technologies. By leveraging this cross-functional expertise, we have developed a versatile design process that can be applied across different stages of product development. This process covers everything from initial conceptualization and engineering to industrialization and product certification.

How we make products that work

Our team has extensive experience working on projects that encompass a wide range of product types, materials, and technologies. By leveraging this cross-functional expertise, we have developed a versatile design process that can be applied across different stages of product development. This process covers everything from initial conceptualization and engineering to industrialization and product certification.

Linear diagram of the ZaafDesign design process

Define

The starting point is the general mapping of the project, an overall vision of the objectives that must be defined and constantly monitored during the entire design process. In this phase we will mainly explore the market, the positioning, the initial costs, the requirements and the technical feasibility of the new product.

Design

In this phase the new product takes shape starting from the general mapping. Fron the first drafted aesthetic lines the overall style and functional details of the new product take shape. The initial draft of the technical parts and stylistic elements is translated into a 3D model taking into account the assembly process, the materials and the requirements of the relevant legislation.

Develop

Once the Design is defined, on the technical development phase we make the new product manufacturable: structural parts, mechanisms, and aesthetic coatings with the creation of engineered 3D models and technical boards of each component and its respective assemblies. The most complex design solutions are verified through virtual simulations.

Test

Once the Development phase is completed, we move on to the construction of the first prototype to carry out real functioning tests of the new product.

Refine

Once the test data have been collected, we proceed with the product refinement phase, therefore with the necessary modifications of the engineered models and the technical boards that will be the final ones used for manufacturing.

Produce

Final certification phase of the product and construction of manufacturing equipments for production.

Define

The starting point is the general mapping of the project, an overall vision of the objectives that must be defined and constantly monitored during the entire design process. In this phase we will mainly explore the market, the positioning, the initial costs, the requirements and the technical feasibility of the new product.

Design

In this phase the new product takes shape starting from the general mapping. Fron the first drafted aesthetic lines the overall style and functional details of the new product take shape. The initial draft of the technical parts and stylistic elements is translated into a 3D model taking into account the assembly process, the materials and the requirements of the relevant legislation.

Develop

Once the Design is defined, on the technical development phase we make the new product manufacturable: structural parts, mechanisms, and aesthetic coatings with the creation of engineered 3D models and technical boards of each component and its respective assemblies. The most complex design solutions are verified through virtual simulations.

Test

Once the Development phase is completed, we move on to the construction of the first prototype to carry out real functioning tests of the new product.

Refine

Once the test data have been collected, we proceed with the product refinement phase, therefore with the necessary modifications of the engineered models and the technical boards that will be the final ones used for manufacturing.

Produce

Final certification phase of the product and construction of manufacturing equipments for production.