Solve 3D Ltd & The Guild of Master Craftsmen
We are delighted to announce that Solve 3D Ltd has been accepted as a corporate member to The Guild of Master Craftsmen. Membership serves to distance our offering from that of a Bureau & continues to emphasise our fuller skill set as both model designers & craftspeople.
Throwing off the bureau tag.
Because of Chris Hill’s 30+ year association with product design & development, Solve 3D has in recent years been inadvertently slotted into the same category as rapid prototype bureau’s. This has been detrimental and resulted in general & poor quality enquiries that don’t take advantage of our range of skills. What we offer is unique & quite different with a strong emphasis on a highly creative, ‘artisan’ based skill set. This is fundamentally different from the mainly ‘technology’ based offerings. By being able to display the Guild Mark we hope to emphasise our ability to service a broader field of specialist project genres.
Museum, Heritage & Bespoke.
Since moving to our Yorkshire studio & workshop 2 1/2 years ago, we have experienced significant changes in the nature of our work. We have undertaken some very specialised projects in the luxury products sector, while transport work has kept us busy on the engineering side of things. The majority of Solve 3D’s work has been in areas such as Bespoke Furniture, Museum Exhibits (static & interactive), Scale Yachts, advertising & display & luxury packaging. As experienced and resourceful craftspeople, we have been engaged to undertake some more unusual restoration & heritage work.
Working in this location is inspirational and a real privilege. I believe this has a significant influence on the nature of the projects we seek & agree to undertake. For me, product design & development for the mass market lost its spark around 2008 when ‘time to market’ became the preeminent driver, rather than good, well-conceived products. Our diversification into more creative, artistic & artisan driven project work is certainly revitalising enjoyment in what we do. The Guild Mark is a real benefit and reinforces our intentions for the future.