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DesignHouse Brings Local Designers and Manufacturers Together

July 28, 2014

DesignHouse is a new Chicago based company which supports local manufacturing by using existing capacity as inspiration for designers to develop new consumer products.

They just held their first Design Jam – high energy, pro-bono work sessions in which top product designers come together to develop new consumer goods that can be produced in Chicago. Forty designers brainstormed concepts with inspiration from SKOL Manufacturing, a metal fabricator and job shop located in the Ravenswood corridor with capabilities ranging from bending & brake pressing to cutting, welding, and stamping. In the coming months DesignHouse will work with SKOL to implement some of the most promising ideas.

Chicago continues to be a major U.S. manufacturing hub, and, as designers, we are all about growing our city’s economy through increased manufacturing activity. DesignHouse helps to make designers more aware of local production capabilities – and we think it’s a great thing. For more information on the company, check out the video below or visit their website here.

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