Soft goods, all goods.

Hello! I’m Dan and I run MakerB Studio. I’m a trained industrial designer with a focus on design for manufacturing. Over the past decade I’ve developed and integrated nearly 100 products into large and small scale production settings, and built a strong network of partners in the furniture, soft goods, and leather categories.

MakerB Studio is here to help you take the next step in bringing your product to market, whether you’re in need of concept sketches of your idea, production-level samples of your next product, or anything in between.

I truly enjoy seeing ideas transform into products, and would love... (more)

Ideation

In this stage we'll work to refine your design and prepare it for production. The goal at this point is to gather input from you about your idea, help translate your ideas into a manufacturable product while maintaining your design aesthetic and function.

Pattern-Making

Once a design is finalized, we can move into digital and hard patterns of the design. We use a variety of CAD softwares to both create and digitize patterns, including Rhino, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Lectra Formaris. From there it's time to prepare for the sample making process by testing all viable pattern options in a variety of potential materials.

Materials

We'll work together to determine the ideal material for your application, then we'll get to work tracking that material down for you. With so many connections in the fabric and leather industry, we're bound to find what you need. If you're looking for a material that doesn't yet exist, we can help you make the necessary connections to have your material custom made for you.

Sample-Making

We'll build as many iterations of your product as we need to until we get it right and you sign off on it. Once we have a winning sample, we're ready to start discussing production of your perfected design. Most of the sample making is done using CAD and Rhino modeling to build the foundation for automation early in the process.

Tooling

Once samples have been approved by you and you're ready to bundle up the production assets for your factory, we'll digitize all necessary patterns, provide sewing/assembly instructions, and production-level spec sheets.

Production

With your design perfected, we're ready to get all the manufacturing assets in line for production. We want to help you design your product so that it's as affordable and efficient as we can get it. The best way we see to do this is to measure every step of the way—production for us includes thorough spec sheets, detailed assembly instructions, accurate labor studies, precise material consumption, and top notch quality control.