Film maker Paul Wyatt was commissioned by the Distributed Everything Lab at The Royal College of Art to make two films about companies which are pioneering new ways of manufacturing today. These companies are not just one-off items for individuals, but are establishing a ‘new normal’ where manufacturing is redistributed and mass means ‘by the masses’ not en-masse.
The films were premiered at our exhibition“A New Normal” at Machines Room as part of London Design Festival 2017.
A New Normal: The London Knitters
This film centres on Kniterate, the start up company that has been resident at Machines Room for the last couple of years. The film shows how London based knitters Layla Chelache and Valentina Karellas currently work, and how their businesses will be transformed once they start using their Kniterate machines.
A New Normal: The Smile Plastics
This film looks at the work of London and Wales based Smile Plastics, a plastic recycled materials company which our neighbours and partners at Opendesk have often used to make furniture from.