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CompanyMako Design + Invent
Lead DesignersKevin Mako
Design TeamPaul Davis, Demsey Kirkwood
Project LocationAustin, Texas
ClientGraeme Whitehead
Prize(s)Bronze in Outdoor And Exercise Equipment / Outdoors, trekking and camping
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Entry Description

Designed with user experience in mind, MAKO Design built the CNCT to match perfectly, in terms of quality, aesthetics, and functionality, with the Tesla Model 3 vehicle. The uniquely shaped CNCT slides perfectly in the rear trunk. This rotomolded hard cooler holds up to 17 liters of your favorite foods and drinks. The lid is fully detachable and locks on the top edge of the cooler. As for the finish, the metallic handles contrast sharply against the smooth and familiar Tesla red exterior. And just like the doors on the Tesla, the handles elegantly eject from the cooler with a simple press.


MAKO is the founding firm in North America for providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices from coast to coast to serve you. We have a full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services.

Awards and Prize

We are the recipients of over 21 awards including the Red Dot Award, Inc5000, Entrepreneur360, Indigo Gold, Creative Pool Gold, Best Places to Work award, Lux Magazine Best Design Firm in North America, and many others.