By designing for local manufacturing Designers, Entrepreneurs and Makers can help revitalize the Local Manufacturing Industry. This revitalization not only contributes to needed jobs in local communities, but creates environmentally sustainable supply chains and strengthens communities by keeping the economy local.
At DesignHouse we fullfill our mission by;
1) Revitalizing Local Manufacturing with Innovative Ideas
2) Inspiring Designers to produce Locally
3) Linking & Mentoring the Next Generation to Careers
Just as the local food movement has inspired chefs, instead of starting with a product design and then searching for a manufacturer, DesignHouse reverses the process. We start with local manufacturing capabilities and ideate around existing machines. We build skills and capacity through design thinking and digital linking. It's the farm-to-table of manufacturing!
What have we accomplished over the last 3 years? See below!
By involving local manufacturers in the process of design, we are able to bridge the gap between Designers and Manufacturers and create beautiful examples of locally made products that can diversify revenue streams and revitalize local manufacturing. As an example, see our Reveal Frame below.