You won’t miss the MAKERSCAFE as it is conveniently located in the heart of Shoreditch and next to the Old Shoreditch Station on the corner of Kingsland Road and Old Street.
The MAKERS/CAFE is the brainchild of Soner Ozenc and presented by JaguarShoes Collective and also involves the collaboration of Unto this Last, Hobs Studios and Plumen.
The café is a brilliant concept – come in, grab a coffee, sit at a table and discuss projects with peers. And when you have an idea you can get it made there and then with the 3d printers and laser cutters on the spot. The price you pay is based on the time spent, but an initial consultation is free.
It is thought to be the first 3D café in the UK and its location in an area which still has a large number of designers as well as people working in the IT sector will enable it to potentially reach a wide audience.
Soner Ozenc’s background is in engineering as well as product design. He has run Razorlab since 2006 which offers a laser cutting and engraving service. Razorlab enables you to upload your design, choose your material, get instant pricing, pay online and get it delivered to your door.
The MAKERS/CAFE is the next step on from Razorlab and aims to make 3D printing even more accessible. Soner calls it the ‘theatre of manufacturing – where people see their idea turned into a prototype product Soner is on a mission to popularise 3d printing and enable creatives to see for themselves the advantages of 3d printing.
The Café aims to be a flexible space for workshops, talks or parties. And as Soner says the café aims to offer: “constant entertainment around digital marketing. Get making!”
Soner’s products have been on the Hidden Art E-Shop since 2008. His CMYK shades and mirrors are much in demand and are a great example of what can be done with the new technologies. You can see them here