A lot of us industrial designers have worked freelance or for smaller consultancies, where we have to send our designs out to subcontractors and wait for prototypes and parts to come back.
The larger design consultancies, or companies like Apple and Belkin, have everything on-site and don't have to wait for anything.
If (like me) you've never worked for the latter type of organization, well, it's pretty darned cool to see inside one. We recently got a look at Belkin's considerable facilities at their headquarters in Playa Vista, Los Angeles, California. Here are the images they've allowed us to show you.