In December 2017, we launched a new residency program called “Designer-in-Residence” for designers to bring to life new materials and designs. Within the scope of this programme, we provide unlimited access to our Prototyping Lab and equipments, mentorship and communication support. Selected designers who make variety productions and prototypes throughout the program, have the opportunity to exhibit their products at ATÖLYE at the end of the program.
In the second edition of the program, we were partnered with Fablab Lisboa. Designer Eli Bensusan, who was selected for the 2nd edition of the Designer-in-Residence program tried different methods and techniques during the production phase, he attempted to explore the structural properties of cork as his focus material and its interaction with different materials. In this process; he produced a candle holder, a table lamp, a stool, a wine cupboard, a coffee table and a mirrored wall unit. Eli shared the design process and the work he has done with participants through a presentation and exhibition that will took place in ATÖLYE on July 3rd, 2018.
This is the general thread for discussing the project; the thread is also visible on its page at https://www.fablabs.io/projects/designer-in-residence-cork