Our shop bridges the gap when it comes to conceptualizing, designing and concrete development. From handcrafted to digital, our practice is ultimately about creative problem solving. Why do we make things the way we make them? What impact it has on the environment and our social practice?
Not by adding adding more stuff to the pile, but by following our recently developed Critical Makers framework. Every product in our webshop complies with - and is described by - one or more elements of the framework:
1. Why you make it
Why do you want to make it, rather than how and what we want to make.
We care for people and planet, always checking the source of recourses. A product journey is often complex.
3. Locally Made
We are practicing local making with local materials as much as possible. Whenever possible we built our products in-house.
4. Waste minimization
We focus on establishing zero environmental impact. Figuring out the right production or processing method for materials is key.
5. Quality by iteration
After an idea has been doctored out, a prototype or proof of concept is done, we start extensive testing with the end user. Through iteration we bring the product to the highest possible standard.
6. Collective Knowledge
We believe in the power of collective knowledge. As we all know, two brains are better than one. And that’s where design sharing and prototyping comes in.
7. Open source
We may go open source and document our work on a version-controlled system (Github).