Maker Carousel by Mette workshops
See below the workshop timetable taking place at the Makers Carousel by Mette in the Interiors hub:
Maker Library Network workshop: Making interesting and useful objects out of waste products.
Thursday 11am - 11.45pm
Opendesk Presentation: An introduction to Opendesk’s ‘Open Making’ concept, a global platform for local making.
Maker Library Network discussion: The Maker Library Network concept, with a focus on collaboration and peer learning.
Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm
Hirsch & Mann workshop: Interactive lighting design with Arduino.
Friday 2pm - 2.45pm
Hirsch & Mann Presentation: Blending digital and physical technology experiences through interdisciplinary design.
Friday 3.15pm - 3.45pm
Beatwoven Presentation by Nadia-Anne Ricketts: Fusing digital audio patterns with the traditional craft of weaving.
Saturday 11am - 1pm
Opendesk.cc: Opensource Design & Make workshop
Studios involved for 2014:
Commissioned studio: Mette
Mette is a multidisciplinary creative studio specialising in engaging ideas, products and spaces. With their customary emphasis on narrative and warmth, the designers have created the Maker Carousel concept, revealing the magical world of the maker, a colourful journey steeped in experimentation and spontaneity. Referencing some of the new technologies, traditional methods and ways of working that a contemporary designer-maker can explore, Mette will design and make a vibrant interactive installation, and assemble an informal programme of talks, workshops and ongoing activities which invite visitors to relax, play, discover and demonstrate how ideas and products come to life. www.mettecreates.com
Shape is a design and fabrication studio based in the South West of England completing specialist projects for clients across the country. They specialise in bespoke signage, product creation and custom installs. The focus for Shape’s workshop on the carousel will be the implementation of various materials and forms to create interesting and useful products for people’s everyday lives. By bringing together materials and processes from different areas including others on the Carousel they will form unique products that people can assemble and use whilst learning about the energy and process that goes into making and designing. Shape Studio has a variety of specialist tools and equipment which along with their skills and design knowledge enables them to work with a broad spectrum of materials; empowering them to make our clients visions a reality. www.shapestudio.co.uk
BeatWoven® is a London based, award winning label setting precedent in design excellence with fine fabrics for the interior design market. Pioneering with an abundance of Innovation, BeatWoven® computer technology is used to reveal hidden audio patterns created by sound and music, which are fused in harmony with the traditional craft of weaving. Commission-based work translates any audio, from song to sound, into bespoke textile art pieces. Nadia-Anne Ricketts, the Founder and Director of BeatWoven will be talking about the connection between music and weaving, as well as showing how to turn music and sound into visual patterns suitable for weaving, through the use of the BeatWoven audio technology. There will be a small outline about the process from audio to textile and opportunity to see a selection of commissioned projects. BeatWoven® can also be found exclusively at Harrods and at The Southbank Centre, London. All fabrics are woven in one of the last remaining English Silk Weaving Mills, using exclusively sourced materials with the highest quality craftsmanship. www.beatwoven.co.uk
Florrie & Bill
Early in 2012, Amy, armed with a love of restoring of furniture and a husband in the upholstery design industry, decided to transform tired, vintage and retro seating back into something spectacular. Working with and supporting emerging UK textile designer/makers such as Tamasyn Gambell, Flock Fabrics, and Bailey Hills, each chair is upholstered in British made fabrics and materials where possible. Florrie + Bill have worked with Flock Fabrics on a range of restored vintage cocktail chairs recovered in fabrics from the Flock range. Consisting of five designs, the ‘Flock-tails’ are a collection of vintage 1950′s Danish cocktail chairs that feature beautiful textiles from recent graduate surface designers: Cerys Ackland, Lucy Rainbow and Rachel Parker. www.florrieandbill.com
Hirsch&Mann works at the intersection of people, technology and business needs. We work with organisations to understand and build compelling physical technology interactions between their brand and people. We do this by rapid prototyping strategies, products & experiences that are based on user insights and blend digital and physical technology. This approach helps us and our clients to learn by doing and create outcomes immediately. All of our outputs empower human experiences and create emotional connections. We collaborate with our clients to build the future not by imagining it, but by experiencing and participating in it. www.hirschandmann.com
Maker Library Network
For the London Design Festival, The Maker Library Network Caravan has travelled down from its home at GRAS Studio in Edinburgh together with South African design collective Thingking. They have embarked on a road trip to collect some interesting waste materials from different areas of the UK along the way. The MLN team will host a workshop at the Making Carousel on Wednesday 17th September to demonstrate the results of their collaborations so far and to teach visitors how to make interesting and useful objects out of waste products, including how to make bricks from business cards! They will host a panel talk on Thursday 18th September with MLN Creative Director Daniel Charny to discuss the Maker Library Network concept, with a particular focus on collaboration and peer learning. www.makerlibrarynetwork.org
OpenDesk is a platform for local making - for downloading, fabricating and buying design products. OpenDesk has a growing global network of makers alongside a collection of furniture by a range of international designers. Because hosted designs are created for digital fabrication they can be made locally on demand anywhere in the world – OpenDesk calls this Design for Open Making. OpenDesk will present their Open Making marketplace, and both the challenges and opportunities this brings – from increasing range, choice and customisation whilst reducing delivery times, to making design products affordable - alongside building an engaged community of consumers, designers & makers and establishing a more personal, local, buying experience. The workshop will demonstrate the current OpenDesk range and how these have been designed with a focus on distributed manufacturing. www.opendesk.cc