R&D / Prototyping

Prototyping and new product development have always been an integral part of our workshop. We set up a dedicated R&D unit in 2020 to work on innovation in craft techniques, materials and processes across all departments - carpentry, upholstery, wood finishing, cane weaving and packaging.

Wood finishes that were specially developed to match fabrics from the Zanav Collection.
Prototyping experiments with different router bits and techniques to get the V-Groove of the x+l Side Tables right.
Miniatures made by our carpenters during the lockdown, on display in our R&D unit. Wood shade samples are in the shelf below.
Carpentry R&D.
Stitch line length experiments for the upholstered sofas.
Design notes from our design collaborator Derek Welsh along with prototype parts.
Product R&D for x+l
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