This video is admittedly more flash than substance, but perhaps that's fitting; it highlights Tom Dixon's Flash Factory, launched last week at Manila's MOS Design Building the last stop in a series of events in Asia including a spotting during Beijing Design Week. Dixon's concept moves the pop-up shop one step further back on the production chain:
[At Dixon's Flash Factory] a limited number of exclusive products [are] made and sold onsite. Flash Factory demonstrates Future Industry and the new found power of the designer, able to service world markets with the latest products in greatly reduced time scales.
Etch is a digitally manufactured collection that includes a light and candle-holder in brass. Flash Factory workers assemble products on the stand while the people at the event have the option to buy the full assembled version or flat-packed version to complete at home.
The Flash Factory debuted at Salone del Mobile 2010 and will run in Manila until the beginning of next week, shutting down on Sunday the 16th. Proceeds from the Etch products will be donated to the Autism Society of the Philippines.