OPTIM Golf Bag
A compact self-opening golf bag that allows golfers to enjoy the golf course freely with the ergonomic pulling trolley option.
The OPTIM golf bag is a combination of an on-the-go golf bag and an ergonomic golf cart. We designed and developed a gas strut-assisted easy opening structure that allows golfers to use both functions interchangeably.
For every project, our team would collaborate and run through multiple stages of iterations to achieve visually and mechanically the best result. We generally start with more basic form factors and structure and later bring in more complexities, including material, texture, and finishings. For the golf cart, we began by developing a structure that folds naturally first and later developed a golf bag that works with the structure.
It’s important to ensure that every tiny detail comes together during production and works fluidly during use. Therefore, we often work outs all the structural details through 3D models and rapid prototyping. The golf cart contains an array of parts interlocking together to achieve the folding motion. All these parts are thought through and developed with the intent of manufacturing.
Before launching any new product, we would create a production-ready prototype that looks and feel exactly like the actual product. We would employ real materials and implement the actual structure. This helps to iron out any potential defeats and unforeseeable errors in the product.
John GennaroPresident, Twin Star Productions
Oliver’s eye for design and detail is second to none. Shark Design is extremely well positioned due to their extensive experience in not only design but also manufacturing. We visit their facilities both in the USA, Hong Kong and China, an extremely impressive operation.
Andrew BoswayProduct Development Manager, 4Ocean
Shark Designs attention to detail and execution is top class managing to execute from design stages to shipping to us within four months.
Tobi DoeringerPresident, Mascotte
Oliver is one of the most innovative product designers with meticulous precision on making best in class products. His design company and business skills are at an exceptional international level and it’s always a great pleasure to work with him.