East London design studios Kobble and Animaro will launch their shared pop up shop at the Tea Rooms, Brick lane this weekend. They will be showcasing their new ranges of tables and lighting, which is handmade to order in their workshop in Bethnal Green.
Kobble designs, makes and sells contemporary furniture which is customisable to the nearest cm in their online store. Made locally and and shipped nationwide, their focus is fusing craftsmanship with technology to create beautiful, but affordable, bespoke pieces.
Animaro combines craftsmanship and engineering to create playful moving lighting for the home. Inspired by all things kinetic, they enjoy combining springs, bearings and anything that moves with beautiful materials to create furniture that appeals to the inventor in all of us.
The pop up shop will be open 11am-6pm Saturdays and 10am-5pm on Sundays every weekend during February at the Tea Rooms on Bricklane.
I am taking part in an exhibition called 'a New Normal' as part of London Design Festival 2017.
A New Normal is an exhibition which asks the question ‘Who is making products for a world beyond mass-production?’ The participants, many of whom have been incubated by Machines Room, were chosen because they are making the future happen right now: the future where people are engaged in the design and production of their own goods by participating in online customisation and digital manufacture. These are not proposals for a future of manufacturing; each exhibit is a real business and invites the visitor to actively participate in the manufacturing process, such as laser cutting their own jacket, or parametrically designing a table for their home.
A New Normal guides you through this new normal way of life, a portrait of how it is to interact with these products and processes as part of an everyday, lived experience. It speaks from the perspective of the user, bringing the people into these new ways of designing and manufacturing, where mass means by the masses, not en-masse.
More info here.
I will be answering questions about the Crane Lamp kickstarter project as part of a Q&A session. This will be a great event to learn tips and tricks for crowdfunding campaigns.
More information and RSVP here.
I will be holding an open studio in Machines Room Wednesday July 19th 6-8.30pm. Come along to have a tour of the Crane Lamp manufacturing process (currently on Kickstarter) and see the finished product in the makerspace where it is produced. To schedule a one-to-one viewing outside of these hours contact me here.
On 18th May I held a lamp making workshop at Machines room on Vyner Street.
The workshop was to teach how to make a very simple version of the 'Crane lamp' using lasercut sticks and fixings from Screwfix. The base was made using a London stock brick.