Rag and Bone: Craft work in a material world

24 : 08 : 2011 Furniture : Rag And Bone : Product Designer

Glasgow – Product designer Martin Campbell has set up a series of Rag and Bone mobile workshops that aim to put people back in touch with craft by offering a chance to come together in a local space to experiment with new methods of making furniture by hand.

Rag and Bone workshop, by Martin Campbell Rag and Bone workshop, by Martin Campbell
Rag and Bone workshop, by Martin Campbell Rag and Bone workshop, by Martin Campbell
Rag and Bone workshop, by Martin Campbell Rag and Bone workshop, by Martin Campbell
Rag and Bone workshop, by Martin Campbell Rag and Bone workshop, by Martin Campbell

Chemicals company Perstorp awarded Campbell a grant while he was at university to create an innovative plastic bonding material. The result, called caprolactone wax, will be available in the workshops. The material will not only facilitate furniture construction, it will also promote an exchange of ideas around new methods of design.

A limited range of materials and equipment will be available in the workshops, but the temporary creative spaces will provide ‘an environment offering people an opportunity to reconnect with each other and the material world’, says Campbell.

For more about how designers are increasingly using new lo-fi methods to create innovative 3D product designs and encouraging consumers to become actively involved in the creative process, see LS:N Global’s design direction on DIY culture.

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