The Creative Factory

Thomas Vailly/Itay Ohaly
2011 – ongoing

The creative factory is a collective of designers reclaiming control over their creations. Within an empty factory in Eindhoven they create their individual production line, their machines, tools and products, while establishing relationships with the community around them. The creative factory suggests an alternative to industrialization, production and consumption.

Line 01 by Itay Ohaly is a set of light, low tech machinery. By free carving, roto-molding and cutting, varied objects are produced. In this process, the packaging of an object is used as its mold, which defines and influences the object’s form and texture. The act of opening the mold is transferred from the manufacturer to the costumer, who is given the preliminary experience of revealing the object.

Line 02 by Thomas Vailly is a versatile and low tech way to produce fluid and organic plastic shapes. Latex sheets are like numeric surfaces, and can be stretched, scaled and blown to create an infinity of fluid volumes. Line 02 is a dialog between 3D-modeling, rapid prototyping, craftsmanship and design.