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Come on in: exploring designers’ workspaces

Come on in: exploring designers’ workspaces

At MADE.COM, we're passionate about helping unsung talent take their first steps into the industry. That's why we created TalentLAB. A place where you can support up-and-coming designers, and discover unique products you won't find anywhere else. 


For our sixth TalentLAB collection, we're putting the spotlight on emerging designers. Giving students, and those who have recently graduated, the opportunity to bring their ideas to life. The one thing they all have in common? A workspace to call their own – whether that's a shared studio, or a light-filled home office. Scroll on to take a look behind the scenes. 

Designer: Xiaofei Zhang. Location: Paris

“I surround myself with sketchbooks, traditional tools and my laptop. When I need to create a prototype, I go to a shared community workshop. It's a bigger space, and there's access to more technical tools and machinery.”

“At home, I work on a trestle table in my attic. Although it's small, it's comfortable and the lighting is great, which is so important for a good working atmosphere.” Take a look at Xiaofei’s Osb Side Table.

Designer: Mattice Boets. Location: Hasselt

“I think a great workspace is one you love everything about. For me, that means good lighting, lots of space and a quiet environment where I feel at ease. I like to move from place to place, because my thoughts and ideas change every day.”

“When I'm working from home, I need a big desk so I have room for my sketches, inspiration and tools. It wasn't easy finding one big enough, so I designed a custom-sized wooden tabletop with a metal frame to support it. Sometimes creativity can really pay off!”
Take a look at Mattice’s Apri Bottle Opener.

Designer: Samuel de Sosa. Location: Madrid

“My workspace is anywhere I can drink coffee and work on my iPad. I like open co-working spaces where I can interact with other people. When I need to make something, I go to a workshop that I built with some friends. It's a pretty cool place with lots of tools and technology.” 
Take a look at Samuel’s Sputnik Floor Lamp.

Designer: Coline Chatreix. Location: Paris

“For me, a great workspace is somewhere that's big enough to move around freely. It needs to be a place where you can relax, with music, good lighting, and a comfy chair, of course! Feeling comfortable is really important.” Take a look at Coline’s Echo Table Lamp.

TalentLAB is MADE.COM's crowdsourcing platform. It's a place to discover and support unsung designers, and get your hands on an original piece. See the new collection here.

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