Our Story

Smarter Product Design was launched when we thought we could use our designing and manufacturing expertise to create better products than currently available –better in terms of being user-friendly, intuitive, and with a sustainable product life-cycle.

Whatever we design and manufacture at Smarter Design Products, we do all the thinking beforehand so that you, our customer, don’t have to.  You just use our products intuitively.

Our team start with the best design program and add our engineering expertise and practical experience from manufacturing to make products that we’d enjoy using ourselves.  We know what components go together best so that they work together and function as a whole while maintaining simplicity and elegance. 

From our manufacturing experience, we know about the importance of simple and fast assembly with a standard tool along with short, easy pictorial instructions.  If, later on you lose the instructions you should be able to figure it out.  Our products are designed to be a pleasure to use for years to come.

We believe well-designed and manufactured products transcend languages and cultures because some things are useful no matter where you are in the world, and for both men and women.

We also believe sustainability starts at the design stage.  This is when choices are made regarding what materials to use, how parts are connected, what manufacturing processes are used, whether repairs can be made, and what happens at the product’s end-of-life.  In the 21st century, we can, and should be designing products with a small environmental footprint for current, and future generations.  This often means the up-front cost is higher, but cheaper over the life of the product.  

All of our products are 100% designed, manufactured, and assembled in Canada.  Our site is in accordance with the Ontario's Worker Safety Board Insurance (WSIB). 

Our first product is the vertical mobile planter, the MobileLivingWall, because we saw there was a need to make living plants accessible in offices, lobbies, schools, and other interior spaces where most people spend most of their time.  Being indoors without living plants most of the time is not healthy for your physical and mental well-being. 

Current options are large floor pots or window planters, or many small pots. There also living walls where plants are fixed to a vertical wall which are beautiful, and fresh; however, they are very costly, complicated, and requires expert maintenance.  The MobileLivingWall addresses the existing problems of weight, accessibility, and mobility, and it gives you more options where you want the living plants.  Having living plants on the front and the back increases the number of plants, but also its versatility.  We were astounded to find that plants in front of a window warm the cold air, and cool the hot air coming through the window by 6 degrees C (43 F), and can be as much as 10 degrees.  

At Smarter Design Products, we have the green accessories for the digital world.