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Cohda Design

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Cohda Design, Design Works
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
NE10 0JP

Developing products to solve problems and make businesses profitable

Who we are: Product design, development + research studio

For over 15 years our multi-faceted team of Creatives, Product Designers, Engineers, Technical Experts, Makers and Material Researchers have worked with international clients. We deliver original product solutions and experiences that corner new markets and increase market share.

What We Do: Help you to shape the future

Cohda work closely with clients and leading experts to bring world-first products and technology to life. Working across multiple industries, Cohda will identify your problem, creatively solve it and engineer a solution ready for manufacture.

How We Do It: In-house under one roof

Taking an analytical approach to design thinking, Cohda uses the latest technology, materials, tools and software to deliver unique product solutions.

By keeping the complete design process in-house, Creative Designers work alongside our Engineers to ensure products not only look impressive, but also satisfy every technical, costing and manufacture requirement.

Work Examples

Globe Deck Chair

Globe + Cohda’s recent collaboration has culminated in the Deck Chair- a chair design that uses manufacture processes and components, generally only seen in the board sports industry, to offer something truly unique to the furniture market. Founded in 1994, Globe often pushes the boundaries of the norm.

Komoru: Reducing Smartphone Addiction

Komoru is a material solution to a technological problem: smartphone addiction and signal interception. Cohda has adapted the principles of Michael Faraday’s Cage by replacing the rigid structure with a sea of conductive microspheres capable of stopping electromagnetic signals reaching anything placed within them, including smartphones (4G & 5G)


R.I.D (Recycling Identifying Device) concept. This, simple to use, handheld device uses NIR spectroscopy: light that sits outside of the normal visible spectrum to clearly identify appropriate recyclable and non-recyclable materials. When a material encounters NIR radiation, different bonds within the material absorb varying wavelengths along the s

Kepler For Innermost

The Kepler lighting range of luminaires for Innermost Lighting. The hanging disks use light refraction combined with a holographic fabric to create an illusion of depth or infinity. Since launch the Kepler range has caused quite the stir being shortlisted in the Dezeen Awards, Darc Awards, and AZ awards 2018.

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Design Services

Engineering / CAD
Graphic design
Product design
Service Design

Manufacturing Services

3D Printing
Advanced manufacturing / automation
Electronics / PCB
Outsourced manufacturing
Plastics moulding
Precision engineering
Rapid Prototyping

Product Manufacturing

Consumer products
Food and Drink
Health / medical
Oil and Gas

Business Services

Business consultancy
Coaching / mentoring
Market Research
Sales support


Consumer products
Food and Drink
Health / medical
Oil and Gas

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Cohda Design
- Jul 15 2020

Good to see our early Roughly Drawn chairs being sold as modern Antiques. Thanks for the link @sunnyholt

Cohda Design
- Jan 29 2020

Great to be featured in @Living_North as one of the "visionaries" for their February "Defining the decade" issue. C…

Cohda Design
- Oct 29 2019

RT @InnermostDesign: We are excited to be exhibiting across the pond at @BDNYFair next month and where we go we take our Ginnermost with us…

Cohda Design
- Oct 21 2019

Piers Fawkes recent article on the Future Of Home+Living 2030. 'Ways in which we will live by the end of this new d…

Cohda Design
- Oct 16 2019

Thanks for the feature #knk2017 #knk2018 #lbmageu Globe + Cohda’s recent collaboration has culminated in the Deck…