Our Design for Local Program

After each DesignHouse Jam, we partner with university students to distill the plethora of sketches down to a few solid ideas. These ideas are then developed through our Design for Local program -- our DesignHouse-developed curriculum that focuses on  how to refine the manufacturability, market opportunity and aesthetic quality of new products alongside local manufacturers. Lead ideas are prototyped and often taken to production. 

See our case studies below to learn about the various ways local manufacturing capabilities can be utilized and the unique challenges students faced while designing beautiful, locally made products.