Design for Production: Manufacturers and Designers in NYC - Panel 2: Shapeways, Francis Bitonti and MixeeMe
Monday, May 20, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
NYDesigns and the Pratt Center present two panel discussions during WantedDesign that will highlight distinctive design and production collaborations between manufacturers and designers in New York City.
The panel discussions will unpack the relationship between the two groups and explore the evolution and potential for local concept development, prototyping and production. The discussions will be followed by factory tours the day after.
Shapeways, the world's leading 3D Printing marketplace and community with US headquarters in Long Island City, communes with its collaborators, architect and innovator Francis Bitonti and MixeeMe, designers and vendors of customized 3D-printed characters.
Tour: Tuesday, May 21st, 10.30am, Shapeways, Long Island City, Queens (separate RSVP here)
The panel discussions will be held in GALLERY 6 at WantedDesign, Terminal Stores – The Tunnel
269 11th Ave. (btw. 27th & 28th Sts.) New York, NY 10001
To attend our other panel (Architectural Grille and lighting designer Kenneth Nilson), RSVP here.
About the Series:
This series, to be held during New York Design week, consists of two panel discussions and two tours, which seek to understand how both designers and manufacturers can maximize their contributions and minimize their frustrations towards a shared creative vision. The designers and manufacturers featured represent two unique and thriving sectors in New York City – 3D Printing and Metal Fabrication.
When & Where
NYDesigns and the Pratt Center for Community Development
NYDesigns supports and promotes design entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and stages of growth.Initiatives include: a business incubation program for design companies at critical stages of growth; a membership-based fabrication shop for design businesses and professionals; professional classes, workshops and events responsive to developments in the creative industry; and a community forum investigating issues significant to the design professions, anchored both physically at our headquarters in Long Island City, Queens and virtually at www.nydesigns.org.
The Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers, by empowering communities to plan for and realize their futures.As part of Pratt Institute, we leverage professional skills - especially planning, architecture and public policy - to support community-based organizations in their efforts to improve neighborhood quality of life, attack the causes of poverty and inequality, and advance sustainable development.www.prattcenter.net