FLEX beyond the catalogue

Turning ideas into concrete design solutions – this is the ongoing commitment of the FLEX Creativity & Design and Research & Development teams.

Focusing on top quality, guaranteed by the expert treatment of products designed and manufactured in Italy, has led to FLEX being proactive in relation to bespoke customer requirements. Not only does the catalogue have a wide range of standard products, the company also has a much wider vision of creative and structural requirements that has driven imagination and production beyond the limits deemed possible.

At times over the years it has been bespoke products that have proved to be a source of inspiration and a market challenge for FLEX, and resulted in new catalogue items being produced.

The possibilities are endless – each project is initiated and developed with the same commitment for the national and international markets FLEX has been dealing with since 1990, and the customised solutions are still in existence that were created for them.

HOW DO WE

BRIEF WITH THE CUSTOMER

Customer Needs

Collection of requests and customer needs to have a clear idea of the function of the product (informing, entertaining …) and defining the budget for the project.

Environmental Specifications

Collection of environmental information such as climate and temperature to get a clear idea of where the product will be placed (sun, outdoors, high humidity …)

CONCEPT IDEA

Idea

Creative generation of ideas and hypothesis, free development of new concept and variations: creation, destruction and brand new solutions regeneration.

Focusing

Analysis of the hypothesis generated in the creative stage, selection of the most creative and effective ones, solutions evaluation. Choose.

FIRST DRAFT

Draft

Hand draw of the solutions, creativity and craftsmanship transposed on paper, concept sharpening.

Aesthetic and material hypothesis

Aesthetic analysis of the product with chromatic and design variations study, combined with a first evaluation of materials to be used.

Comparison and choice of the concept together with the customer.

USE DESTINATION VARIATIONS

Placement study

Environment and projects plan analysis for a specific identification of different placement situations and product use destinations.

Specific product variation

Product variant will be designed and engineered for each specific use destination and placement situation identified in the previous study.

PROJECT PRESENTATION

Product design presentation

Designed product will be shown clarifying every technical specifications and use destinations to give a clear and effective answer to the client’s needs.

Product placement project presentation

Final product will be placed on client’s map with a complete  and effective project that can satisfy final user needs.

ENGINEERING

Product project
presentation

Designed product will be engineered through professional 3D modelling software according to the most advanced production technologies.

Product placement projects presentation

Construction materials and several finishing, thickness and every technical details will be analyzed, calculated, estimated with high accuracy.

PROTOTYPING

Product prototyping

Product will be prototyped with high precision and accuracy to be identical to the final production.

Sharpening of the product

Prototypes will be accurately analyzed and tested to identify, correct eventual defects and fix final products specifications.

ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES MANAGEMENT

  • Preliminary feasibility study
  • Preparation of the authorization request in compliance with local regulations
  • Preparation of authorization request to  the superintendencies and
    landscape reports where necessary
  • Authorization from third parties (Highways – Railways)
  • Authorization request by  the property or by  the condominium
  • Integrations to the institution of competence where requested
  • Collection of authorizations
COMPLETED! 100%

PRODUCTION AND INSTALLATION

Production and assembly

Final product will be fabricated and assembled with high attention to every detail and extreme care of the personalization.

Delivery and installation

Products will be shipped with the main international delivery vectors and installed by high specialized workers with company control and supervision.