Design is the best investment for long-term growth.
Snø is an industrial design company based in Fredrikstad, one hour from Oslo, Norway. You can find us in a refurnished hydrogen plant. Managing a national and international product portfolio, we provide service within the field of design and product development.
Snø is the Norwegian translation for snow. The letter «Ø» is specifically unique for Scandinavia. A landscape of snow has many crystals. All crystals consist of water and through cooling they gain their unique structure and shape.
Services“We don´t only aim to please...”
To our visual platform of graphical design, we are joining forces with Vibeke Jerkaas at Customaid. Vibeke has developd a strong portfolio over the years, joining SNØ with confident expertise regarding visual communication.
Projects“a selection of our projects”
AV1 No Isolation
Node (A3000) inApril
Adidas Originals Adidas and Monster
AV1 Packaging No Isolation
Connected Drone eSmart Systems
Gano Excel Stein Kvalheim
Pharmafiks Eir 112
Fabel Litterature Café, Fabel Foodbar, and Fabel Restaurant, all three concepts based one common idea - downright good quality The main focus to the concept were in the detail of the experience, to create delightful sensations throughout the dinner.
Motor Emblem D5Volvo
Through a design-based approach we secure quality. We suit functionality, strategies and common grounds. People are in the center of our attention.
Ultimately, it`s the process that provides the ability for innovation.
We work closely with our clients to establish a shared understanding of the projects intentions, possibilities and details. We gather inputs and people as we brainstorm approaches in order to uncover needs. We explore concept ideas. Our goal is to settle on precise definitions of user and functional requirements.
Our ideas turn into concepts as we immerge creative processes. We produce rough in-house mock-ups and concept presentations. This phase culminates with client approval of one or more concepts.
With concepts at hand, we design and build prototypes to test critical functions, forms and operations. Our prototyping methods diverge greatly from project to project. We test experiences, and user interactions as well as product functionality. The objective here is to conclude the best concept.
After validating a concept, we refine and re-tune. This phase is both iterative and fulfilling on a detailed level. The phase ends in a product or service ready for implementation.
For the following production of our clients products we produce tooling design. Our tight collaboration with manufactures secure the production process. In service projects we perform implementation and follow-up. Our objective is to ensure client satisfaction with production yields, product- and service quality.
Råde Verktøy AS - a plastic injection moulding and alloy casting company. Established in a barn in 1968, Råde Verktøy produced tooling equipment for industry on a local and national level. Founder, Ragnar Pedersen was a hard working man with a mechanical engineering background. In the family based company, a young and eager boy was brought up in a tooling workshop.
With a 40% export supplying Scandinavian industry as Volvo Car Corporation and Saab Automobile AB, expansion was due. A 500m2 building was raised with the State Institute of Technology recommendations for effective production. The company takes a leading position in the development of products and tooling equipment using CAD software. Råde Verktøy is the first to take on digital 3D scanning in Norway as they continue to supply local companies as Hamax and Noblikk-Sannem.
In the early 21st century, ownership of Råde Verktøy AS is handed from father to son. Vidar Pedersen renames the company to Tooling Network Norway AS to better meet the current market. In cost effectiveness, mould production and casting is gradually outsourced. Mould design, its techniques and an international portfolio of tooling producers is the main trade. Simultaneously, the company provides design services and solutions. The current customer list is maintained as new international customers are brought to the table.
Tooling Network Norway is rebranded (2014). Now snø*, expands its services emphasizing design thinking and design processes in meeting customer needs. snø* takes a leading position in the combined expertise of product development and production techniques. The combination of utilizing strategic design and full range production knowledge assures product quality and marked viability.