SKY DOMES WITH TECHNICAL FINESSE
For the company Essertec from Neuss, Germany, dreikant designs new skylights and flat roof windows. The product development takes the existing product portfolio into account and combines modern product design with convincing technical details.
Product development began early on with intensive analysis and research of existing products on the market, followed by development and definition of project goals. Thus, aesthetic, functional as well as financial aspects were taken into account early in the development process.
GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2018
Excellent Product Design Building and Elements
The essertop skylight dome was awarded the German Design Award 2018 in the “Excellent Product Design / Building and Elements” category. This means that dreikant has once again received the renowned Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.
RESEARCH & CONCEPTION
After intensive research in the areas of windows, lighting, design and technology, the first concepts of a new product series were developed. Technical requirements for the product were defined at an early stage and integrated into the first drafts.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CAD
The desired concept was defined and established in various workshops. In the product development phase, these product requirements were implemented in CAD, integrated and continuously improved. The technical production conditions were purposefully taken into account to enable an efficient phase of prototyping and subsequent series production. The plastic profile was redesigned with a focus on functionality, energy efficiency and design requirements.
PROTOTYPING AND ENGINEERING SUPPORT
Together with Esstertec engineers, the CAD concept was adapted to the details of the production technologies. In step-by-step prototyping phases, changes were made, tested in production and again adapted in CAD until the result met all quality requirements and could be transferred to series production. In the process, 40 different size variants were developed for the Esstertop product.