About us

Polar Bear Design is a designer and manufacturer of products for the Home Automation, Luxury hotel market and superyachts.

These UK products include a range of elegant keypads, wall thermostats as well as a number of installation accessories. The products are designed to interact with other leading manufacturers and communication protocols to simplify the installer solutions.

In addition to our catalogue of products, we offer a unique customisation service where we modify 'off the shelf’ standard products and alter them to a design brief so the client gets a unique product that matches the interior design theme. Our 3D modelling and rendering ensure a quick turnaround to a client’s decision. These design techniques lend themselves to small or medium batch runs with minimal tooling costs.

History

Polar Bear Design grew from the necessity of developing products that other manufacturers failed to provide either due to their resources or priorities. One of our early products lead us partnering with Phillips to provide a wall docking station for their touch screen remote, the Phillips Pronto. This eventually sold worldwide through a tight distribution network, while in America, Phillips branded the Polar Bear items as a Phillips product.

Developing products and solutions in this sector since 2001 our founder has worked with many integrators, distributors and manufacturers during a rapidly changing industry with new challenges and fast moving technology and services.

With close ties to custom AV installers, our products are designed with solid features and aim to simplify the overall solution offering. We have often carried out round table discussions with coal face installers to understand some of their real issues when designing, installing, commissioning and supporting integrated solutions with demanding clients.

At our core...

Our company founder has worked in the AV industry since 2001 and prior to that in the Telecoms and Engineering industry and is now leading the company as focused provider of product and custom services but with engineering still as its core.

Polar Bear design utilises modern technology within its designs including 3D modelling, rapid prototyping, ARM based MCUs along with some traditional suppliers such as sand casters, jewelry and model makers.

All our customers are different but we offer them all a unique twist of design and focus on the high end market.  We at Polar Bear Design hope you would give us the opportunity to work with you on future projects.

Made in Britain

We are proud to be able to display the "made in Britain" logo for products.