The Distributed Design Sprint 2019


Last year, we collaborated with British lighting brand Tala to work with seven emerging designers, creating lighting fixtures that could be manufactured anywhere in the world using basic Fab Lab equipment. With a time limit of five days and the constraints of using only 3D printers, CNC machines or laser cutters, we saw an incredible breadth in responses to a very challenging brief.

Join us for the Distributed Design Sprint 2019!

This June, over a period of five days, up to 6 makers, designers, artists, architects, scientists and students will work as a team to push the boundaries of the Light_00, a product that can be manufactured anywhere in the world, using accessible digital manufacturing techniques. We will once again be partnering with Tala, to experiment with their innovative bulbs.

The results will be exhibited during London Design Festival 2019, an annual event which attracts more than half a million visitors from 75 countries.

The Distributed Design Lab is a collaboration between Other Today and designer Milo McLoughlin-Greening. In 2018, Milo designed a lamp for manufacture anywhere in the world. To date, it has been made in Barcelona, Vienna, Kenya, Nepal, Ghana and the UK. We now want to investigate the questions that the first year has surfaced; to get underneath the rhetoric and create a real-world experiment testing the potential pitfalls of distributed design theory.