Product design firms, exploring solutions to real problems.

innovation made

Your business grows from offering new solutions to real problems. Product design firms help you design products that answer serious questions.
We enable our clients to offer products and services that support for instance surgeons with clean air during operations, that help test engineers carry out more effective measurements, that help cyclists to perform better.

A solution that is quite common in the medical world might be a complete innovation when adjusted towards a sports application.
Cross polination of knowledge between the different sectors that product design firm work in often leads to innovative design.

Antoine le Cuziat


“Great experience with a professional and creative product design firms.”

Joep Rous

Philips Personal Health Systems

“I am impressed! I am positively surprised by the solutions that your product design firms came up with”
industrial design firms, product design firms

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A bit about product design firms

We have been in business for over 10 years and worked on many projects in different sectors. During the years dozens of sports products, medical devices, high quality consumer products and tools for professionals are designed by us, won awards and are successfully deployed worldwide.

It’s quite important to understand each others identity when becoming partners in innovation. Therefore we feel free to express what we stand for.

We embrace our responsibility to co-create a clean world where people live together in peace and health, play together, and flourish. We create products and strategies for companies that lead to meaningful offerings that make a difference, for people and the planet.

Design firm for human focused industrial design.

Our name

Alskar is an unknown destination. Its sound reminds to regions like the valley of Zanskar, Alaska or Madagaskar. Our name symbolises going where no one went before. Developing products that have never been made before. Exploring the boundaries of strong innovation and product design. We are well prepared, have the best tools and decades of experience. Our team is ready to lead your expedition.

Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what's beyond.
Buzz Aldrin

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Andre Gide

We shall not cease from exploration.
T. S. Eliot

Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.
Frank Borman

Practical, non-bureaucratic and tested approach

We involve your team early in the design strategy stage and unique ‘look-in-the-kitchen' sessions, where we make strategic decisions as equal partners. Decisions are based on the strategy, innovation research, functional mockups, industrial design shape studies, technical solutions and ergonomic research, leading to one single best concept.

During each stage of the process validations are done to help us design products with minimised risks, while keeping possibilities open for breakthrough innovations. Our unique approach is practical, non-bureaucratic and tested in dozens of projects.

Industrial design, design strategy

Design Strategy

During this first stage of a project we build the foundation for the product, the strategic vision. We effectively come to a design direction for the new product, without making a single sketch yet. We make use of design-, strategy- and psychology tools to come to a vision and direction. This helps to create a meaningful products that are relevant to people, not only today but also tomorrow.

Industrial design, functional design

Innovation Design

Whether we design a high performance sports product, a new service or a complex medical product, innovation comes with exploration. We do research, quick cycles of iterations, testing with mockups to come to new ways of looking at problems.

Industrial design, concept design

Concept Design

We master the art to translate the design strategy into the best product concept. Concept design is all about making choices and running iterations. In the end we offer you one developed concept, the best. Our clients want to be involved, but do not want to choose a concept, they want us to present them the best, based on a strong vision.

Industrial design, product development

Product Development

Our recipe for quality products is based on innovative product development, solid 3D CAD engineering and a process of continous prototyping and testing solutions. The first step of product development is taking the concept further towards a fully functional prototype P1.

Industrial design, circular design

Circular Design

Becoming more circular and cradle to cradle is the future. It's better for nature and better for your business, with the potential to cut up to 50% on product costs. With our practical tools we help you create new business models, opportunities for remanufacturing and re-use. We rethink energy use, recycling and material selection.

Why do companies work with product design firms?

We believe that design is not about buying or selling a project, but about finding the right partner, which is equally important for both sides. We think it helps you to work with a design firm that inspires, has a clear design strategy and helps you to make decisions.

We have been successfully working in the industrial design business for over 10 years. We help to develop products that have never been made before. Products that have a possitive impact on people's lives.

Lawrence Chiu

Maplez Racing Sports

"Our company have had over four years working experience with Alskar Design and have completed over seven design projects across this period. The experience throughout these time with Alskar design was professional, educational and enjoyable. For you to rest assured, we highly recommend Alskar Design to those who are looking for a truly comprehensive solution towards their product and business development."

Maarten-Jan van Fulpen

Fast Focus

"Last year we have successfully worked with Alskar Design in the product design of a e-health solution. Both business and creative wise Alskar Design is a very pleasant and professional partner. Andreas' experience and drive is very inspiring. The close collaboration with the design leads to a successful design process and both functional and good looking product design."

The reason for choosing us is different for every company, mostly we hear from our clients the following reasons:

1. visionary creativity

A combination of experienced designers, powerful strategic design tools and a profound concept design process results in innovation and visionary solutions.

2. people oriented innovation

We design for the users of your products and services. That is leading for us in our design decisions.

3. high quality product development

Robust product engineering, simulations, design-for-manufacturing, design-for-assembly, prototyping and testing are our recipe for quality and durability. They are an integral part of our design process.

design firm, product design, engineering

4. focus and strategy

The products that we develop should have a positive change in the lives of people. Our product design process is based on focus, partnership and a powerful design strategy.

5. practical circular tools

Our powerful and practical tools help you create new business models, opportunities for maintenance, refurbishment or remanufacturing of products, re-use of components, new partnerships that can transform returned parts and materials into usable input for production, rethink energy use, material selection and much more.

6. risk management

Our industrial design firm uses a very iterative design process with 'look-in-the-kitchen' sessions that help you to reach a the best product concept effectively. We help you to make weighted choices on important design decisions, based on expected risks, costs and added value.

Design process, strategy, focus

7. globally active

We run projects successfully in cooperation with international teams of our clients. On our side we speak English, native German and native Russian, which proved to be a large asset in many complex projects. Clients of our industrial design firm are located in the Netherlands and Belgium, the Far East, Russia, France, Spain, Germany, the United States, Middle East and Africa.

design firm, prototyping, international

Red Dot Design Award for the DWS Z1

The DWS Z1 inline skates were awarded with the Red Dot, the international distinction for high design quality.

ISPO Best Sport Product for the Maplez DWS Z1

The DWS Z1 is a high-performance and eco-friendly wheel system that weighs less than 155 grams. Yet it’s highly durable due to its unique aluminum rim. The elimination of a non-recyclable plastic core makes the process of changing wheels better for the environment and it’s revolutionizing the skating industry. The wheels were awarded with the ISPO Best Sports Gold Winner award.

ISPO Best Sport Product for the BLT

The BLT 608 Bearing Releasor Tool is an innovative hand tool specifically designed for the quick and easy release of all 608 bearings.

List of clients

Altran SA
Band Industries
BproCare BV
Brite Air Inc
Decathlon SA Aptonia
Decathlon SA Kipsta
Decathlon SA Tarmak
GNS Brinkman BV
Goodbaby International Hongkong
Element Store OOO Moscow
Fastfocus Medical BV
Feltest Equipment BV
Frel Solutions Sagl
Homburg Holland BV
Hudora GmbH
Keeeper GmbH
Koninklijke Philips NV
LSL Safeties
Maplez Racing Sports BV
Microjungle Sarl
Mourik International BV
Nauke Technika Medicina LLC
Niko NV
Orio Group Moscow OOO
Resqtec Zumro BV
SMF Potok Inter Moscow
Stean Sports BV
Swisscom NGTI
Trelock GmbH
Triangle Tools GmbH
TüV Rheinland Sonovation BV
Vendor BV
Vogel's Products BV

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