SNØ – the chillest design studio cooled down for the hardest breakthroughs.

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.

Snø is like a cloud in the sky, we turn water droplets into ice crystals and ensure that every crystal lands, covering its world.

“From water to ice, we create snow.
From problem to idea, we create solutions”.

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  • Services

    “We don´t only aim to please...”

    Product design

    3D CAD Modeling Prototyping Visualization

    Product design

    The detailed specification of a manufactured item’s parts and their relationship to the whole. A product design needs to take into account how the item will perform its intended functionality in an efficient, safe and reliable manner. The product also needs to be capable of being made economically and to be attractive to targeted consumers.

    Service design

    Service Innovation Design Strategy User Needs

    Service design

    Service design is the activity of planning and organizing people, infrastructure, communication and material components of a service in order to improve its quality and the interaction between service provider and customers. The purpose of service design methodologies is to design according to the needs of customers or participants, so that the service is user-friendly, competitive and relevant to the customers.

    Manufacturing design

    Engineering Tooling Design Injection Mold

    Manufacturing design

    The database release of production tooling, including 3D CAD geometry, 2D Documentation and bill of materials. It is important that the tooling is designed to compliment the product functionally and aesthetically. In pre-production we examine the products mechanical requirements. These could be critical functions such as fit, kinematics, structure, force profiles and user interactions. The functions largely determine areas of stress and defined requirements. Material qualities and concentrations provide further performance.

    Motion design

    3D Animation Video Effects Product Presentation

    Motion design

    An animation is a movie with 3D elements in motion. This type of film can bring your product to life by giving it a story and personality. You can visually communicate everything from functionality to internal architecture.

    Snø Design studio develops high quality animation, providing the right mood for your setting, may it be a meeting or an exhibition. In the company of a product animation you can effectively push your customers and investors in the right direction.

    Graphic Design

    Visual Communication Product Identity Branding

    Graphic Design

    Graphical design is all about communication through illustrated or written media, creating a certain notion to the end customer. The visual is the first thing the eye meet in contact with a product or a service. Graphical design is essential for communicating through different medias, printed or digital, such as packaging design, websites, brochures or stationary.

    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.
    Contact us for more information about our design services!
    (+47) 940 13 003

    Design Process

    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.

    Define

    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.

    Develop

    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.

    Validate

    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.

    Refine

    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.

    Ramp

    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.

    Projects

    “a selection of our projects”

    We are consumer focused and therefore
    we continuously improve the quality, look, feel,
    and image of our products and our organizational structures
    to match and exceed consumer expectations
    and to provide them with the highest value.

    The energy industry is in constant change
    and innovative solutions are eminent.
    Drones are currently prominent in several fields of service.
    The conseptual design project presents a drone for powerline monitoring.

    A product of aid developed to eliminate neural blockages
    through stimulation. The device is developed in cooperation
    with therapist of several fields of treatment.
    As well as being a device for professionals,
    it is also designed for self treatment.

    Snø* offers complete services from product design
    to tooling design and manufacturing for any type of plastic product.

    Our extensive knowledge in a wide range of manufacturing processes
    and in-house customized tooling design allows us
    to create innovative solutions and products.

    We have demanding clients with high expectations
    and demands for accuracy and efficiency.

    inApril’s Venator. Development of attachment mechanism
    for an advanced Ocean Bottom Node system.
    All subsystems are designed for full integration
    to obtain maximum efficiency in operation
    and a safe environment for the crew.

    A holistic project made for three acompanying
    restaurants located in the heart of Fredrikstad,
    House of Litterature. The branding of the concept such as naming,
    concept development, the graphical profile and corresponding visual estetics,
    were made with a loving inspiration rooted in litterature.

    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.

    This award winning product contain product naming,
    visual identity and packaging design
    for launch of KappAhls own series of hygiene products called Body Zone.
    The series was awarded by Norwegian Council of visual Communication, Grafill.

    History

    Values

    Approachability
    Quality
    Enthusiasm

    1968
    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.

    1984
    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.


    2005
    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.

    TODAY
    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.

    Clients

    The Snø Team

  • Vidar pedersen

    CEO / Industrial Designer

  • Camilla Simonsen

    Design Manager

  • STIAN NORMANN ANDERSEN

    Industrial Designer

  • Kenneth Ersdal

    Motion Designer

  • Jonas Jacobsen

    M.Sc Industrial Design

  • Marita Koppang

    Industrial Designer

  • Yi Zeng 曾逸

    Industrial Designer

  • Vibeke Jerkaas

    Graphic Designer

  • Get in touch

    or come visit us

    Snø AS

    Øraveien 2, Hydrogenfabrikken

    ved Fredrikstad Innovasjonspark

    1630 Gamle Fredrikstad

    +47 940 13 003

    post@snodesignstudio.com

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