WHAT IS MAKERS HOUSE?

Makers House is a creative community: we design exhibitions and events providing platforms for designers meet each other, collaborate and reach new audiences. Through these innovative exhibitions, pop-up shops, talks and workshop programmes we showcase the process behind the product.

The founding principle is connection: in a world full of ‘stuff’ how can we create a connection to products, materials, the processes behind them and the people that design and make them?

Carefully curated talks and workshops programmes with live demonstrations play an integral role in breaking down the barriers between product, their materials and their origins, and allow our visitors to engage with the designers and understand their processes further.

Discover up and coming designers with a strong craft heritage: buy, experience and enjoy contemporary design at it's best.

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MEET THE FOUNDER

I dove head first into the complex and expensive world of trade shows very early in my business. After the initial thrill of showing my work at a prestigious exhibition there eventually came a point where I couldn’t face going back to another temporary white cubicle, where the stories behind my work were overlooked in favour of a fleeting first impression.

I started looking for alternative places to show my work, experimenting with pop up shops where I would have my drawings and sketchbooks on show and noticed a real uplift in engagement from visitors. So when an opportunity arose to take a space for South East Makers Club during the London Design Festival in 2017 I jumped at the chance.

Slightly terrified of taking on a huge exhibition space on my own I conceived a collaborative exhibition, where visitors would be able to see how the products worked together in their homes, would be able to handle them and even buy if they wanted. There would be workshops from the designers involved to showcase their process and tell the stories behind the products, with the aim that it would open up a dialogue between the visitors and the exhibitors.

The founding principals of the first show are still what drives me today, I want to connect audiences with makers and in a world full of ‘stuff’ help people to feel a connection to products, the processes behind them and the people that make them.
— GEORGIA BOSSON, FOUNDER
 
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