Posts tagged Machinemade
Making it Made in NYC

Made In NYC is one of a few organizations in New York working to promote manufacturing in the City and link designers with factories that can produce their goods. It’s run out of the Pratt Center for Community Development and recently launched a new project called Spec It Green which is designed to help builders source sustainable and environmentally friendly building materials. Given the amount of development we see around the city, it’s pretty huge. 

I went over to Pratt to speak with Josh Eichen, Business Outreach Coordinator for Pratt Center for Community Development and Made in NYC, about the changes in the City’s manufacturing landscape and what Made In NYC is up to.  

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Checking Out Machinemade’s New Space

Recently, Machinemade, the online manufacturing platform behind some very cool projects in New York just moved into a bigger space in Long Island City and I got to visit before they officially open the doors. The new workspace is just a block from the East River and while the team has only begun to feather the nest, it looks really promising.

The most notable piece I saw was a giant light above the team’s communal desk. It’s made of connecting wood X’s with fluorescent bulbs imbedded inside of it. It was of course made and designed by Machinemade (You can see more photos of its construction on their Facbook page). They also showed off a beautiful table they made from reclaimed water tower redwood that wasn’t quite finished but gorgeous nonetheless. 

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