Product Development of Totem  

Supported by European Regional Development Funding (ERDF)

About the project

Aetha Design are a product design company based in Poole, Dorset. Combining engineering and industrial design, Aetha undertakes projects from concept through to product development and manufacture.

In 2018, Aetha were awarded an AUB-ERDF Innovation Voucher to support research and development activities for their new project, Totem. The brief was to design, build and test a damping arm to enable filmmakers to attach camera equipment to moving vehicles to give stable footage in a safe environment. The project is currently in development and is due for release in 2019-2020.

Aetha have also benefited from prototyping support on our CNC mills and SLS 3D printing equipment and co-hosted our industry events on Dieter Rams in November 2019.

Find out more about Aetha’s work here.


European Structural and Investment Funds

This project is supported through match-funding by the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. This fund was established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. This investment will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit