Design refers to the planning that is the foundation of making things. There are different design philosophies, approaches, and methods. Design strikes a balance between a number of different components, and depending on the situation, it can give more weight to one or another. For example, one might focus on materials and ask what could be made with a certain collection of items, or one could focus on aesthetics and try to imagine the most beautiful object to place in a certain setting. Functional design can refer to a focus on function rather than aesthetics, a concern with objectives rather than components, or it can refer to the use of a complete requirements document to guide development and testing or to a manufacturing process. In addition functional design is an integral part of our philosophy at Crown Seating.
We believe that "humaneering," engineering that fits the human body rather than designing just to have something new, is critical to moving the benchmark higher when it comes to designing new components and stool designs. Our process of kaizen, the continuous improvement of our products, keeps us many steps ahead of our competition, allowing us to provide a greater ROI to our distributor partners and more value for our customers.