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Attention local designers, architects, artists, inventors, and engineers! This is your opportunity to show off your product or ideas and get feedback from other folks in similar industries. Is your project unfinished? Ask experts for suggestions and recommendations. Meet other designers/creators and get to know them in person.

Featured designers and artists


Laate Olukotun/ Lollygig, LLC 

NapoleonGlove I offers a more versatile, more flexible and more secure experience for you and your iPad. The unique NapoleonGlove pocket allows you to hold your tablet securely while using only one hand. Simply grab the bottom corner of the glove and pull to rotate your device. Or share your ideas with others by simply holding out your hand to face your audience.

Howie Rosenshine 

Howie was a software and systems engineer at Sun Microsystems/Oracle for several decades, until Oracle decided that what he really needed was to devote his full time effort to his inventions.  

The invention that is farthest along, is the Shovelution. It is currently fabricated by hand, and thus sales volume is extremely limited. The next version, which is his current project at Next Fab, will be injection molded, setting the stage for true volume production.


Jay Olman/ Bashpole Inventions, Inc. 

Bashpole Inventions is one of the first Founding Members of NextFab, where they developed and prototyped their project: The Pocket Grill. It is the first full-size grill that folds small enough to fit in a pocket. Now Pocket Grill is in production and available for purchase!





Maria Eife

Maria Eife studied jewelry and metals at Tyler school of Art in Philadelphia. In 2009 she launched the Binary Collection, a line of laser cut felt jewelry using binary code as a design element. She is now working on a new line of work and getting ready for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in November.

Ian Stafford / Sustain Design

Born with a hammer in hand, Ian has always been surrounded by builders and makers. In the beginning, he worked closely with his father learning the art of woodworking and construction. Continuing with a hands on approach, he graduated from Tyler School of Art with a concentration in glass blowing and sculpture. Combining his hands on training and education in the arts he has found a career as a woodworker. Seeking inspiration through nature and architecture, he works with found objects and reclaimed materials to create one of a kind objects that are equal parts form and function. He is currently developing a line of wooden Jewelry, Clocks, and Desk caddies to name a few.


David Beard / Augumented Design and Imaging LLC

David provides imaging, prototyping, and development services for Augmented Reality applications that rely on computer vision, and locational methods.

He helps developers and implementers of Augmented Reality with printing, prototyping, and software development services, as well as target imaging, mapping and design for a variety of AR applications and implementation scenarios.

Chris Landau :

Chris Landau works at the landscape architecture firm OLIN, where he creates visualizations and 3D design for many of the firm's projects and competitions worldwide. Chris also uses computational design and 3D prototyping in his own studio practice. He will present a few recent projects he has been involved with, including a recent residency with Mural Arts and Breadboard, an algae-fuel democracy, and new some benches for Philadelphia City Hall.