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Industrial Design Consulting Company

RKid - Reddot award 2022

Stellenbosch-based Retief Krige Industrial Design found itself in the company of internationals such as Ferrari, Philips, Google, Lenovo, HP and Siemens at the Red Dot Award gala ceremony on 20 June this year in Essen, Germany. This was during receiving the coveted Red Dot Award for our design of the EdgeOut camper-trailer – a world-first rotomoulded teardrop camper-trailer designed for use on tar and gravel roads.

Red Dot is an international confirmation for excellence in design innovation and has been in existence for 67 years. On average only one in ten entries manages to be regarded as worthy to receive the award. The list of former Red Dot Design Award winners reads like a “Who’s Who” in the international design industry, and Retief Krige Industrial Design has now joined this exclusive list!

Please click here to read more about this design which Herr Oliver Wandres, owner of Maus Gmbh – prominent manufacturers in Germany of rotational moulds for rotomoulding – refers to as “the lighthouse project for rotomoulding in the world!”

Vonnie Heyns (EdgeOut) Retief Krige (RKid) in picture. 

Forward Thinking

Thinking progressively, looking beyond the “now” and formulating strategies for future success – visionaries.

Idea to Product

Efficiently and effectively generating and developing ideas, through a design process, that leads to new products. 

End Product

Monitoring and covering every stage of production; from design to obtaining raw materials, to end product.

Who we are

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 , Stellenbosch based Industrial Design Consulting company, is an award winning Design Company with the creative ability and resources to evolve an idea into a draft concept, through industrialization and into reality. [see more about our Red dot 2022 award]

We have 27+ years international consulting experience in industrial design on more than 500 projects. We have fully commercialized several in-house designs, resulting in worldwide patents. We focus on and have a full understanding of confidentiality and the protection of intellectual property.

RKID, Retief Krige Industrial Designers, was founded in 1995 by Retief Krige with a vision of bringing together people with character and skill who are determined to exceed the expectations of our client. At RKID, we are committed to excellence in our array of services including industrial, electrical, and IoT engineering, to mention a few.

Today, we bring a broad base of experience and new perspectives to projects in a variety of industries throughout our country, South Africa and the world.

SABS Design Institute – Expert Design Panel Member


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We pride ourselves on delivering first-time-right bespoke product design input and services to our clients.
This we do through an in-depth understanding of their requirements as well as the nature of the business environment in which they function.

Idea Generation


Design Development



Intellectual Property (IP)

Sales & Distribution


Retief Krige Industrial Designers – Industrial design consultancy and your partner for new product design and development … from idea generation, to manufacturing, to retail distribution.

Our Projects