We're celebrating 30 years of design excellence!

We are celebrating our 30th year in business as an award-winning leader in the design of innovative consumer and professional products. To mark this significant milestone, we have launched a new website (you're on it). The new site highlights the many products we have created for leading companies in a variety of markets.

30 years of experience in a wide range of industries has given us insight into identifying the needs of a multitude of end users and translating that information into meaningful designs. When Carol Catalano, founder and president, started the company in 1987, the industrial design field was very different than today. She remarks, “In the late 80s computers were uncommon and our work flow was very hands-on with sketching, marker renderings, hand drafted engineering drawings, and a lot of sculpted foam, clay, wood, and plaster models. Today, many of these hands-on practices are still a foundation of our process but, with the addition of computers, advanced modeling software, and 3D printers, we have the ability to explore a wider range of concepts in greater detail than ever before. There has been a shift in the nature of our projects too. With the advent of digital services, apps, and connected devices permeating and blurring the line between experience and product, our focus has expanded to include approaches that merge our clients’ hardware and digital experience requirements. Our goal of creating simple elegant solutions for our clients’ end users remains the same.”

We have created successful designs for many clients who are recognized leaders in their respective markets, including Samsung, Herman Miller, Geiger International, Dexter Russell, D’Addario, Fishman, Hifiman, Essio, Zildjian, Russound, Boston Acoustics, Sunfire, Bay Audio, Pro Brand International, and the Institute for Human Centered Design. Our work has been recognized by IDEA, the ID Magazine Awards, the European Product Design Awards, Business Week, Interior Design Magazine, Abitare, A Place to Sit Competition, and the International Furniture Design Competition.


Carol Catalano