541420 Industrial Design Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in creating and developing designs and specifications that optimize the use, value, and appearance of their products. These services can include the determination of the materials, construction, mechanisms, shape, color, and surface finishes of the product, taking into consideration human characteristics and needs, safety, market appeal, and efficiency in production, distribution, use, and maintenance. Establishments providing automobile or furniture industrial design services or industrial design consulting services are included in this industry.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
  • Applying physical laws and principles of engineering in the design, development, and utilization of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes, and systems--are classified in Industry 541330, Engineering Services; and
  • Designing clothing, shoes, or jewelry--are classified in Industry 541490, Other Specialized Design Services.
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541420 541420 541420  Automobile industrial design services
541420 541420 541420  Furniture design services
541420 541420 541420  Handtool industrial design services
541420 541420 541420  Industrial design consulting services
541420 541420 541420  Industrial design services
541420 541420 541420  Packaging industrial design services
541420 541420 541420  Tool industrial design services