I research and advise on commercial and practice based responses to on-demand manufacture. I’ve spent quite a few years looking at servitisation of manufacture and related issues. In doing so I have been researching how consumers interact with on-demand production services and how suppliers both design and implement these services. I have examined community based fab labs, commercial service bureaus, designer/manufacturer models and marketplaces, and more recently been thinking about a B2C approach in the toy and games industry and how traditional retailers might integrate on-demand.
I make toys with Makielab, an awesome toy and games company based in Shoreditch, London and consult on manufacturing and retail under Objecthaus. I’m working on the future of manufacturing through my PhD – ‘Wonka Manufacture- on-demand manufacture and creative commerce.’ In my spare time I masquerade as the toy taxidermist exploring the internet of things in toys.