Product development firm
Internationally recognized,
based in Montreal

We create exceptional products in close collaboration with our customers, whatever their sector of activity

We approach each project with empathy and mindfulness to deliver solutions that make a positive difference to people’s lives. Start-ups and large corporations alike work with us to bring tomorrow’s relevant solutions to life.

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Our story

Founded in 1986 by industrial designer Mario Gagnon, Alto design has been the benchmark for industrial design in Quebec for several decades. Constantly evolving, this creative company collaborates with an extensive innovation ecosystem and sets the standard with its services and expertise.

In 2015, at the completion of a mentoring and coaching process initiated in 2004, the organization announced the complete transfer of shareholding to three long-standing pillars: Patrick Mainville, bdi, Richard Paré, ing. and Marc-André Coutu, b. ing.

Alto design is one of the few agencies in its field to have successfully completed its leadership transfer and is pursuing its vision of perennity by appointing two new partners to the management team: Mélody Sue Myette (mechanical engineer) and Manuel Léveillé (creative lead and senior industrial designer).

“We’re shaping our future by creating new talent. The field of industrial design is constantly evolving, and these next-generation colleagues help us stay at the cutting edge of our discipline..” Patrick Mainville, President


Team: We cultivate collective genius