In Prototyping Lab, we aim to develop and materialize ideas that form in creative minds. We provide physical and digital prototyping equipment in our laboratory to individuals with a common purpose and a passion for production, and help them to turn their ideas into designs, and their designs into products.
We are part of the Fablab network! Our Prototyping Lab continues to produce as part of the Fablab global network. Fablabs, which started as a support project by the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), have more than 400 spaces worldwide that provide access to modern tools for production.
In the second edition of the program, we are partnering with Fablab Lisboa, who we know through the European Creative Hubs Network. In collaboration with Fablab Lisboa, the global cork firm Amorim Cork Ventures will sponsor the material concerns. The designer will explore different uses of cork and continue to produce a series of designs using cork during the two-month program. The residency provides access to the Prototyping Lab and equipment, mentorship, and communications support.
The designer for our second “Designer-in-Residence” which we partnered with FabLab Lisboa has been selected. The winner for the Istanbul residency that will take place at ATÖLYE is Eli Bensusan and the winner that will work at Fablab Lisboa is Ana Prates.
In December, we launched a new residency program called “Designer-in-Residence” for designers to bring to life new materials and designs. Within the scope of this programme, we provide unlimited access to our Prototyping Lab and equipments, mentorship and communication support. Selected designers who make variety productions and prototypes throughout the program, have the opportunity to exhibit their products at ATÖLYE at the end of the program.
We graduated our first guest in the “Designer-in-Residence” program on February 15th. The first resident of “Designer-in- Residence” is Bilge Nur Saltık, a designer from Istanbul, produced new techniques and textures to uncover the potential of foam in her material-focused project. Nur worked on how the foam interacts with different materials such as soap, wood and resin, and how they are all going to be used in the acoustical panel and scent dispensary areas. After all these works, she shared the design process and her works with a mini exhibition and presentation at ATÖLYE.
Using the physical and digital equipment in the Prototyping Lab, we create open workshops geared towards discovery and production. We bring together individuals eager to create and learn in Prototyping Lab.
Let’s do your projects, create your designs and realize your ideas together.