alskar

We are an innovative product design studio, specialized in bicycle design and sports product development. For our clients we design the groundbreaking products of tomorrow.

bicycle design studio

design studio

We see opportunities, solve human problems and develop the products of tomorrow.

Since 2007 we developed dozens of high-end sports products, medical devices, performance bicycles, consumer products and tools for professionals. Our products won awards and are used worldwide.

We love to join forces. You will be involved deeply in the design and innovation process, while we help you make balanced choices.

Approach

our way of joining forces

name

Alskar is an unknown destination. Its sound reminds to regions like the valley of Zanskar, Alaska or Madagaskar.

The name of our product design studio symbolizes going where no one went before. Developing products that have never been made before. Exploring the boundaries of strong innovation and product design.

The name of our design studio invites you to go on an expedition together and to achieve breakthroughs in design and innovation.

Seven reasons

why companies work with us

beliefs

We care about people. First of all the products that we design should be beneficial for the well-being of people. We believe as industrial design firm in products that bring people together, make them play together, help to create peace and understanding.

We aim to contribute to a cleaner planet. We do not believe that technology or products are the answer to everything, but they might help to do good.

history

The plans for starting our product 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 an industrial design studio. These plans did not become a reality in Norway, but in the Netherlands.

  • Right at the start the industrial design firm was founded in a small town in the north of the Netherlands, called Bluelarix Designworks.
  • 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 product design firm to a new facility called the Kauwgomballenfabriek, a refurbised factory in Amsterdam.
  • In 2011 a dedicated lab space was added to our product design firm for electronics design, interaction design and prototyping.
  • In the beginning of 2013 we moved the design firm into a bigger space in the creative Kromhouthal, an old diesel engine factory in Amsterdam Noord.
  • In the beginning of 2014 we added more space to our industrial design firm, 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 new people to the team and added a large workshop, right next to our design firm.
  • We renamed our design firm to Alskar Design in 2017. The new name better tells the story of who we are.
  • Right from the beginning of 2018 we became a bicycle design studio: experience with bicycle design, high-end carbon mountain bikes, cockpits and e-bikes.

facilities

Apart from a great team of senior industrial designers and product engineers, we offer the following tools, networks and facilities:
  • modern industrial design firm, with dedicated spaces for sketching, ideation and 3d cad engineering.
  • large workshop for prototyping and testing.
  • high-end software tools like Alias Design and SolidWorks for 3D CAD product engineering.
  • 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, plastics and soft goods till aerospace grade aluminum or magnesium and medical titanium parts.
discuss your project

We help our clients to be able to offer beautiful, innovative products. From the first initial idea till manufacturing. How can we help you?

Give us a call or write us an email. We will be back to you within a day.

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designguide

We work with leaders. With people that have a strong commitment to develop a great new product.

The Designguide helps you understand what is needed to make your product a reality. A great product that will help people, in mobility, in sports, in their profession or in getting healthy.

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get our Designguide

We work with leaders. With people that have a strong commitment to develop a great new product.

The Designguide helps you understand what is needed to make your product a reality. A great product that will help people, in mobility, in sports, in their profession or in getting healthy.

Fill out the form and get started with the Designguide.