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A Design Studio or Drawing Office is a workplace for Designers and Artisans engaged in conceiving, designing and developing new products or objects. Facilities in a Design Studio include furniture art equipment best suited for Design work and extending to Work Bench, Small Machines, Computer equipment, Paint shop and up to large presentation boards and screens.
The size and conveniences also depends upon the type of the Studio. Freelance designers engaged in Product design often have a small set up of their own and the smallest being within their apartment or bedroom. The Ambience of a Design Studio is often notable for its marked informality. The number of Designers working in a typical design studio may vary widely from a single individual to up to 1000 members. In such large studios apart from designers the staff may also consist of other technicians and Artisans engaged in prototyping and engineering detailing in addition to administrative staff and designers
The smallest Studios are operated by individuals, while the medium to bigger ones may be owned and operated by a Manufacturer involved in consumer goods or by design firms engaged in Design services catering to different firms and industries. Such independent design studios may also function as a Design Studio as well as Design firm.
Automotive Design Studios
Automotive design Studios are usually the largest among them, where large space is required for several cars under development in addition to clay modeling Surface Tables, Large Scanning and clay milling machines. Also such studios have a presentation area to accommodate at least 20 to 30 people for presentations and design briefing with their clients. Such Studios which are part of Automobile manufacturers are often treated as a separate entity and housed within a compound. Most of the Design Studios are often located in a different part of the City or Country and isolated from the Manufacturing and Engineering environment. Usually Truck and Off-Highway vehicle design studios are large in size and the largest being Teague who are engaged in aircraft interior design.Also such studios are high securuty areas where even internal access to most areas will be severely restricted zone.