We are driven by creating products that help ordinary people to reach healthier, safer and better life conditions.


Design studio and what we stand for

Bluelarix Designworks is an industrial design studio in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf with a team of experienced designers.
We design and develop new products for courageous companies that contribute positively to ordinary people's lives.

Our name and identity

The blue larch (larix in latin) is a northern tree. Larches are serious, alive, immortal, the larch is courageous. The larch dislocates time-scales, puts human memory to shame, reminds one of the unforgettable.
 

Vision

We want to help ordinary people reach healthier, safer and better life conditions. Therefore we strongly believe that product design should contribute to a positive change in people's lives. We want to use product design for good.

Sometimes such a positive change is rather small, yet also important, like helping people to exercise more.

Sometimes a change can be large, like helping people to fight illness with a product that helps them to inject medicine themselves. We help companies to take courageous steps that lead to such change.
 
 
 

Our history

The plans for starting our design studio were made in 2006 in Norway where founders Andreas and Maria were invited by a group of Norwegian entrepreneurs in the Nordfjord aera to create a design studio that would be specialized in product design and product development. Eventually these plans did not become reality in Norway, but in the Netherlands.
  • Right at the start of 2007 the studio was founded in a small town in the north of the Netherlands and started to deliver one-stop design and product development services.
  • In 2008 we added knowledge in the fields of electronics development and embedded software, apart from concept design, engineering and human factors.
  • In 2010 we moved the design studio to a new facility called the Kauwgomballenfabriek, a refurbised factory in Amsterdam. This location was a better solution for a growing number of international clients that were flying to Schiphol Airport.
  • In 2011 a dedicated lab space was added for electronics design, interaction design and prototyping.
  • In the beginning of 2013 we moved the design studio into a bigger space in the creative hotspot "De Overkant", an old diesel engine factory in Amsterdam Noord.
  • In the beginning of 2014 we added more space to the studio, as the growing team and bigger projects did not fit anymore.
  • In 2015 we added new people to the team and we won two 'best sports products' awards on the ISPO.
  • In 2016 we added a new large workshop.
 
 

mission & values

We partner with courageous companies and design products that contribute to a positive change in people's lives.

During our design process we continuously keep people in mind. We design, create mockups & prototypes, run user research and test interaction and ergonomics on real users, creating a long-lasting meaning for people.
  • We care about people
  • Beauty and great meaning is a perfect combination
  • Excellence in creativity and knowledge
  • All we do is teamwork
 
 

Facilities, network & tools

Tools are of course just tools. They do not create the design quality, but having some good tools does help to keep quality up and work more efficient. Apart from a great team of talented industrial designers and product engineers, we also offer the following tools, networks and facilities:
  • modern design studio, with dedicated spaces for sketching, ideation and 3d cad engineering.
  • large workshop for interaction, prototyping and testing.
  • Alias Design for class A surface modelling, SolidWorks for 3D CAD product engineering.
  • 5th generation MakerBot 3d printer for creation of fast mockups, apart from the quick foam based handmade models that we create.
  • large network of national and international prototyping manufacturers that create for us high quality parts from rubbers and plastics till aerospace grade aluminum or magnesium and medical titanium parts.

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Are you ready to change people's lives positively with industrial design?

We can help your business as an industrial design firm to generate revenue with new high-quality products that provide a positive contribution in the lives of people.
Our process and approach of product design and development is unique. The basis is a solid design strategy and core meanings, followed by extensive experience in ergonomics, great styling and robust product engineering. The results are honest products, with focus and a powerful positive story.

We partner with courageous companies, from start-up to multinational.

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Gedempt Hamerkanaal 253
1021 KP Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 20 820 22 11

Bilker Allee 217
40215 Düsseldorf
Deutschland
+49 211 3876 9312


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