The year was 2015, when two music festival attendees gazed over the field that was once their dance floor. While all the movers and shakers made their way home, the field once full of lush green grass was now littered with nearly thousands of tons of plastic waste.
This was Festken’s lightbulb moment. From this moment on, they set out to create a sustainable and fashionable refillable water container catered to music festival attendees that will keep them hydrated and significantly reduce the music festival’s contribution to plastic waste. Enter MAKO Design and our world class industrial design services.
Festken and MAKO Collaborate on Industrial Design Services
Festken had a vision for their product. They wanted to move beyond the screw top design for a more sustainable container and increase efficiency for the drinker. They wanted it to be durable, to stand the test of time, and they also wanted it to include an LED light, because why wouldn’t you? Working in collaboration with one of our top visionary industrial designers, the Festken water bottle came to life. We put our best industrial design services to work and are thrilled to share the final product.
“We are the future of hydration, designed for style and efficiency, we’re revolutionizing plastic waste one bottle at a time,” says Megan, Founder of Festken. “It was an amazing experience working with the MAKO team who saw our vision right from start and helped us bring it to life.”
The Modern Design of the Festken Bottle
With wear and tear in mind, the square lid designed with our superior engineering and industrial design services will always contain your
beverage, even after hours of dancing like no body’s watching. The patented four finger handle design is exclusive to Festken keeping your hand comfortable for hours. Made from Tritan™, the dishwasher safe bottle is BPA-free, BPS-free, and completely toxin-free. Lastly, and one of our favorite features, LED lights are placed at the base of the bottle to illuminate your beverage, and add a little flare to your dance moves. Since it’s creation, Festken has been front and centre at major music festivals around the country helping to hydrate dancers, and declaring war on plastic waste.
For more information on MAKO’s industrial design services, feel free to call, email, or stop by! We would love to hear from you. For more information on Festken’s fashionable and sustainable water bottle, check them out online, or order yours here! You can also join their 6000 followers on Instagram by following @festken_official for updates on Festken, the music festivals they’re making an appearance at, and generally awesome photos like this!
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!