Design for Production: Manufacturers and Designers in NYC - Tour 2: Shapeways
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
NYDesigns and the Pratt Center present two "factory tours" during WantedDesign that will highlight distinctive design and production collaborations between manufacturers and designers in New York City.
The tours will provide an intimate perspective on the day-to-day work of local manufacturers and will showcase the equipment, production process and other affiliated systems involved in bringing design concepts to reality.
Tour 2: Tuesday, May 21st, 10.30am, Shapeways, Long Island City, Queens
Shapeways.com is the world's leading 3D Printing marketplace and community. They harness 3D Printing to help everyone make and share designs with the world, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring. By providing a platform for community members to share ideas and gain access to cutting edge technology, they bring personalized production to everyone. This facility in Long Island City is where it all happens.
To attend our other tour (Architectural Grille), 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