Makerhaus: Ellie and Mike Kemery

Curator: Jenny Lam
date: June 28, 2013
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: 3d, Design Education, industrial design, prototyping
Founded by the husband-and-wife team Ellie and Mike Kemery, MakerHaus is Seattle’s latest member-based design community workspace for anyone who has ever wanted to make their design dream a reality.
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Oax-i-fornia: Raul Cabra

Curator: Joan Raspo
date: February 2, 2012
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: California College of Arts, Design Education

Oax-i-fornia is the product of eight years of creative collaboration between artisans from Oaxaca, Mexico, and design students from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Created by designer Raul Cabra, the project started as an academic program but has evolved to produce distinctive new contemporary objects that artisans can take to market. The deep exchange of skills that takes place between the design students and artisans is evident in the work, which is grounded in craft from the region but is taken in surprising, non-traditional design directions. 

The students and teachers live together in Hacienda de Guadalupe. The Hacienda itself was a project in reviving the rich history of Oaxaca by restoring a dilapidated structure into an oasis where students live and work for a semester.  

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