Alternative Local Production.
What would happen if we consider the town of Eindhoven as a factory?
How are goods going to be produced within this scenario?
The town of Eindhoven becomes a factory. His infrastructures are the new conveyor belts of the supply chain. Many little entities come together to produce goods that are locally needed. Crafts and digital manufacturing combined, to make the products of the future. Every production line is transparent and open.
Networked production means a production that is based on what’s available on a local base. Knowledge, space and already existing networks come together to give birth to practical objects. Row materials are found in town, from second hand shops as well as metal junk yards and turned into new objects, always keeping in mind that that will probably be demolished and become something else in the future. Every output goes to another input, like it happens in nature. The production data are available on an online platform. Therefore, “Eindh Made” is locally owned, but global.
The hairdryer is the first attempt to produce something within the network. It is one of the infinite production chain possible. It is the result of the collaboration between a glass blower, the local fablab and the design academy’s wood workshop. The electric components were found in the metal junkyard and they were the starting point for the design of the object. Materials have been chosen because both glass and cork are reusable. It will be soon available on the market.
This project is the result of the collaboration between people from different fields, sharing the common ground of Eindhoven:
Suppliers: CIVO art supplies, Brigatti electronics, Teunissen metal junk yard, Yoga school Eindhoven.
Manufacturers: Kees Berende (glass blower), Fab Lab Brainport Eindhoven (3D printed joining parts), DAE wood workshop (cork handle), Sami Sabik (electric components).
Retailers: hopefully it will have some soon!
Thanks to: Dick Van Hoff, Pablo Calderon Salazar, Stanley Sagart, Andrea Terenzi, Cristian Frosties, Gian Marco Vitti and everyone that had a role in making this project!