Meet Ben Pleffer. Tilt’s Industrial Designer specialising in onsite installation
Foremost an Industrial Designer, Ben specialises in and leads the onsite installation for Tilt.
Ben’s Industrial Design background allows design knowledge to be communicated across various trades and professions during the installation process – ensuring functionality and aesthetics are blended. Ben is a pivotal creative team member for Tilt, ensuring the clients creative vision is maintained throughout the construction process.
In this article, Ben provides insight on how Industrial Design in construction revolves around creative problem solving, resulting in accomplished designed solutions.
A typical week for Ben involves…
A typical week for Ben is broken up across multiple projects, at different stages, varying from day to day. Ben is involved throughout an entire project process, from early design concepts to building prototypes in the workshop and executing installation plans to bring the design to fruition.
Bringing a project to a resolved design solution:
A fair amount of detail and process goes into each project throughout the design and installation phase, even after it is completed:
- Onsite meetings with clients
- Conducting site inspections
- Coordinating fabricators
- Supervision of other trades
- Conducting maintenance
Tilt has a seamless delivery process – Ben’s role involves planning the installation delivery executions and navigating around the unexpected site occurrences.
What do you enjoy most about working in a team?
“At Tilt we are all creatives, we thrive off brainstorming sessions. Everyone’s skills are uniquely specialist – it always helps to get a second opinion on your ideas, we have a pool of knowledge and skill to dip into”.
What has been the most challenging project you have worked on during your time at Tilt?
“Throughout my 4 years at Tilt, Phoenix Central Park certainly extends above the bar as a proud and rewarding achievement for all of our team!
The project elements Tilt delivered required a high level of accuracy and a very high standard of finish. On an installation level, all the elements were extremely heavy and entirely constructed prior to installation onsite.
We worked around numerous trades.
The planned execution in the early stages of the project, including multiple site inspections, allowed a seamless execution for every bespoke product delivered.
Ben resonates when conducting maintenance visits at Phoenix Central Park “While the finished product is really beautiful, the structure and process that is now hidden in the walls were unbelievably detailed. “
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