Within Kazerne Lab, professional creatives work cross-over with other (economic) sectors to develop products, insights, and incentives for topical issues. With their fresh perspective and outlook, they provide current social, cultural and economic issues with inspiration, new perspectives, and answers. That may sound rather pompous, but it is, in fact, an extremely practical process.
The Lab is not a physical workplace but a project that is worked on within the heads and studios of the participating designers.
SOCIAL DESIGN LAB
The social design Lab explores the open question of how designers can contribute to a more liveable world of tomorrow.
In the inventory Lab, designers work with regional manufacturing industries on creating innovative inventory for hospitality ends.
Brabant C, Cultuur Eindhoven, Stichting Doen, Driven by Design, Metropool Regio Eindhoven, VSB fonds.
Daphna Laurens, KowBedaux and Roxal researched the sustainability of hospitality furniture: common materials that are often used easily get ugly or damaged. That’s why they chose a table top with Nano-technology, a very sustainable and low-maintenance product. Especially the value for money in combination with efficiency gave this consortium new insights. However, normally short term solutions are being applied to the average hospitality concept. After surveying, there didn’t seem to be any interest of hospitality-furniture suppliers.
Within the B2C network, Kazerne regularly informs for possible connections. Five tables were designed, made possible by ARPA, sold by Kazerne to consumers.
Kazerne Social Design Lab
Thanks to Metropool Regio Eindhoven, designers and other creatives collaborate in innovative cross-overs, they expand their insights in the added value of expertise and an inventory is gained, developed and shown in innovative ways.
• Daphna Laurens
• Metropool Regio Eindhoven