Step inside the workshop of a local maker to talk about the value of hand production, bespoke design and local objects.
Think about how the future might be one of technology beyond our wildest dreams, empowering us to design and produce an ever changing, seemingly impossible array of goods. What are the ethical and sustainable implications of this? What happens when we resign more and more of our basic trade and hand skills to automation?
Local Maker and furniture resurrector Maaike is opening the doors of her workshop on Oxford Street so you can see the value of hand production, bespoke design and local objects. It’s an opportunity to gain insights into the process and realities of furniture production often hidden from us by off shore and mass production.
Escape the robots for a moment and enter a space that smells of timber, beeswax and grandpa’s shed – where each piece is tailored, and nothing is mass produced.