DieFabriek: Lampshades Spun Into Form Like Cotton Candy
Geert SNijders DEsign
''DieFabriek'' is pop-up factory run by two designers, Geert Snijders and Martin Honings. Their first project provides an innovative design workshop in which they create a bio-based light object. The process is dedicated to old craftsmanship but is entirely new; they are the first to find a way to process an environmentally friendly bioplastic for a lighting design application.
Current compagny | Geert Snijders Design
Former classmate | Martin Honings
Digital culture makes design much more accessible, easy and affordable for everyone. Consequently, the quality of craftsmanship and remarkable craft techniques tend to slowly disappear into the background.
DieFabriek is an interactive project based on the reappraisal of this craft and aims for revaluation and raising awareness with the new consumer. The user will be pulled into the craft, its production process and can experience the excitement that comes from creating one's own object.
DieFabriek developed a machine with which they are able to create a light fixture and simultaneously let people learn about the bio materials and how they respond to different processes.
DieFabriek improves the relationship between man and product by emphasizing the personal touch of the consumer—"customize, personalize, accessorize".