As a manufacturing operation and an organisation that finds themselves knee-deep in textile structure, colour, engineering and lighting we also understand the need to facilitate the complementary services that may be required to deliver our work. For this reason, we surround ourselves with people that have proficiencies in each of these specialist areas.
OneFrame Architectural Fabric Tension Systems have developed a menu of services that is all-encompassing ensuring you have relevant support throughout the process. As a client, you have the option to select any of our secondary services from our menu of services to support our primary service offer of fabric print production, manufacture and certification to align with your project requirements.
Ideation is the mode of the design process in which you concentrate on idea generation. Mentally it represents a process of ‘going wide’ in terms of concepts and outcomes. Ideation provides both the fuel and the source material for building prototypes and getting innovative solutions into the hands of your users.
Concept design deals with the big ideas, and potential of the project. During this stage you can expect to discuss structural ideas and spatial planning through loose sketches and rough models. Concept design may also include a preliminary selection of hardware, textures, and colour schemes.
The phrase 'technical design' refers to project activities that take place after the concept design/idea has been agreed. It provides the detailed specification of the project prior to manufacture and allows the basis for final costings to be calculated to formulate a final quote.
Graphic design is a craft where professionals create visual content to communicate messages. By applying visual hierarchy and page layout techniques, designers use typography, imagery, and colour to meet users' specific needs and focus on the logic of displaying elements in a manner that it not only optimizes the user experience, but also connect with the user on a subconscious level.
Dye-sublimation is probably the most technically advanced large format textile print technology available in market today. Dye-sublimation printing yields beautiful and permanent colours that are embedded in the substrate or fabric, rather than printed on the surface. Images on fabric won't fade or crack even after multiple washings. Under high temperature and pressure, the dye turns into a gas and permeates the fabric and then solidifies into its fibres.
As specialist design and manufacture site we design and extrude our own, patent protected, aluminium and composite profiles within New Zealand. This not only supports our NZMADE mantra, but also ensures we have control of the entire process structure to ensure both un-matched quality and the ability to deliver each project on-time. Our specialist team’s expertise and plant fabrication machining functions include cutting, welding, rolling, milling, drilling, swaging and linishing.
Our nationwide service means we can facilitate the required infrastructure to service your needs across Aotearoa. From the moment it leaves our factory we can be the “safe hands” through the entire logistics process. Ensuring the operational flow of moving your new creation from one end of the country to another.
The installation process is a critical part of the delivery as even the best made creation installed poorly will fall short of the customers expectation. In addition, your new creation also needs to be installed in a manner that insures, safety, structural integrity, and performance.
Many of our more technical creations are required to be certified once installed to ensure the install meets all parameters of the design and product performance. Our team are able to sign off any completed install and provide relevant documentation inline with specialist requirements as needed.
Updating the custom dye-sublimated graphics no matter the frequency is a critical part of exploiting the OneFrame system revolution. Depending on the environment this could be monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually or in line with the latest message to tie in with a refresh, product or service update or new initiative.
At the end of life having ownership in a working towards a circular economy is as important as investing in the creation from the outset. For this reason, we see this function as a critical service ensuring your creation can be decommissioned safety and taken back to base as opposed to going directly to the landfill.
With both a corporate and personal commitment to our environment we have established the OneFrame brand around doing everything possible to facilitate a circular economy. This includes material selection, offered services and corporate partnerships. We are also heavily invested in multiple on-going research and development projects ensuring we lead the market not only what we do, but more importantly how we do it.