Does having access to the machines, expertise and community at Machines Room influence your work and practice, if so then how?
It has – more than we realised. This is the place we were taught how to CNC a piece of furniture from scratch. The community here are fantastic and you can’t help but be inspired by everyone around you. We’ve also taken great joy in sharing our experience and expertise with our fellow Cohort members and the rest of the Machines Room family. We see this place as invaluable to growing our business, I know we wouldn’t be in the position we’re in without it.
What are you finding most challenging?
Time, or the lack of. There is just so many things to do and just not enough hours in the day. Having everything under one roof has made a big difference and has helped us focus our efforts and prioritise our workflow. Now we’ve launched our website and can take orders online it’s more important than ever to have yourself set up correctly – the coffee machine in particular is essential!
What has been the highlight of the experience on Cohort so far?
Our launch party. It felt like it was yesterday, but it took a long time to get to that point. The last push to get the business in a position to be able to launch the website and the product ready was really hard but we got there. It was a big moment for the both of us being able to stand there and have a beer with our friends, family and some of the amazing people we work with.
What is next for you after Cohort? Are you planning to continue this stream of work or start a new project?
We know the next steps for us are operating out of our own space, and moving into new product ranges. We want to keep growing the business and developing so we can’t wait to be able to put all of our plans and goals for the future into action. The people we’ve met here are as much apart of our start in life as they will be our future – we can’t wait to see everyone grow together.