Discommon sounds like the world's most fun design firm to work at. A cross between a blue-sky skunkworks and a practical product development shop, founders Neil Ferrier and Jeremy Hadden—who refer to themselves as "Chief Disruptor" and "Chief Technical Disruptor," respectively—see the firm as the place where they can "create the pieces that were stuck in our heads.
Collaborating with designers from all fields (from automotive to super yachts) we have given a simple promise: work with us and we will make exactly what is in your head. No corporate bs, no market studies, no asking for approval from the product team, just unadulterated execution of creativity using the coolest materials and processes from around the world.
…Our designers go unnamed - Why? Most of them are heads of design departments in globally recognized brands. We offer them an outlet to moonlight, some creative freedom, but more importantly, a guarantee that we will make whatever badass gear they design with us.
Here's one of the wicked products they released this year, for Scotch distillery Macallan: It's the world's most overdesigned, technically-demanding booze flask, produced in collaboration with ultra-anal Swiss watch company Urwerk. It was a three-year project!
The video explaining it is funny; I do like a German-Swiss sense of humor, and I laughed out loud at engineer Cyrano Devanthey's shit-eating grin at 1:45.