COVID-19 has transformed the way we work. Working from home doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea. We’ve grown accustomed to online meetings through apps like Google Meet and manage our day-to-day tasks through SaaS like Monday. Even our home office has changed. No longer are sitting hunched over in an extra chair from your dining table using the same desk from high-school. Here are some of our Austin product design company home office recommendations to spruce up your home office.
If coffee isn’t your cup of tea, you should definitely look into the ChaiEasy. “Fresh; one press; no mess” is their slogan. And it’s a very suitable one indeed. Not unlike popular coffee-pod machines, all you need to do with the ChaiEasy is to insert a pod, pour some milk, press a button, and in a few minutes, you’ll have heaven in a cup. Yes, they are a client of ours but don’t knock it until you try it. The ChaiEasy makes our Austin product design company home office recommendations list because that freshly brewed cup of chai makes those morning emails so much more bearable.
Our industrial designers love the look and feel of the iconic Aeron and Embody. But both chairs can be a little on the pricey side. The Sayl offers Herman Miller’s legendary comfort at a fraction of the cost. That’s why it makes our Austin product design company recommendations list. The base cost is $545 compared to the $995 Aeron and $1,495 Embody. Inspired by suspension bridges, the mesmerizing suspension back frame is incredibly comfortable and supportive but uses minimal materials. In fact, the Sayl doesn’t use any PVCs and its materials are 94 percent recyclable. Not only is it good for your wallet, but it’s also good for the environment too.
The benefit of having a standing desk is you can sit or stand, and adjust the height of your as you please. Everyone at our Austin product design company loves getting out of your seat every once in a while. It’s an easy and simple way to reduce the risk of a number of diseases and back pain. Fully offers a range of adjustable desks in a number of “obsessively” designed finishes. Their bestseller is their bamboo model which clocks in at a reasonable $499 price point. They source their bamboo from sustainable forests and preserve its natural look with a UV-cured, water-based polyurethane coating. It also comes with a programmable OLED touchscreen to preset different heights.
Not particularly practical, simply aesthetically pleasing. Especially for inventors as lightbulbs symbolize the thought of a new idea. The Flyte is a lightbulb that appears to be suspended in midair thanks to the magnetic base and the magnet inside the bulb. Take a closer look and you’ll notice it rotates gently on its own in the air. To turn it on or off, just tap the base. Despite the heft $299 price tag, the Flyte makes it to our Austin product design company recommendations list because this floating lightbulb is the cherry on top. It comes in four different models so there’s something for everyone. Each lightbulb lasts about 50,000 hours and has a maximum brightness of 60 lumens.
MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, 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. Feel free to Contact Us anytime for help with your project.