PRODUCT DESIGN | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING | PRODUCTION
WEIGHTS & DUMBBELL TOWER
Nearly all fitness equipment including dumbbell towers and storage racks are manufactured in China; the only reason for this is to save costs because it is a time consuming task to weld these steel constructions together. So if you happen to be a fitness brand from the Netherlands and sell your products in Europe this means ordering and paying goods months in advance, paying expensive transportation costs and import taxes and having to deal with quality control issues on the other side of the world.
So when Studio Mango was requested by Lifemaxx to design a new dumbbell tower we didn’t only wanted to design something which looks amazing but something that could be manufactured in the Netherlands as well.
Because of the shape and production method this dumbbell tower can easily hold up the 20 dumbbells (1 kg to 10 kg) which have also been designed by Studio Mango. The production method for the dumbbell tower is rotation molding; this allows the product to have a seamless design that is almost indestructible and will have a long lifespan. To ensure stability it can be filled from the top with water or sand and can be sealed off with a special cap. Lifemaxx now has a completely unique dumbbell tower which is manufactured around the corner for a lower price then what can be purchased in China, this is what we call the power of good & smart design.
The dumbbells have been given the same rough look which fits perfectly to the Lifemaxx brand and the environment where they are used. The steel of these weights is covered in an environmentally friendly natural- and tough rubber to ensure a long lifespan. Due to its flattened top and bottom, they won’t roll away, enable additional exercises and give clear visibility of the weight to the users.