Introduction to Digital Fabrication with the Collab
6 Have Dabbled
Arts & DIY
Curious about art, architecture, modern design? In this show and tell presentation Albie Mitchell, the founder of the Collab, will give you a behind the scenes tour of his studio, and explain how custom projects are translated from idea to realization.
The presentation will include an overview of the Collab's design philosophy and process as well as a discussion of three or four unique projects that explore the design of interiors and furniture, digital design & fabrication processes, mock-ups, and an in class demonstration of our CNC machine at work. Drinks & snacks will be provided.
Weather you are a design professional, crafts-person, or design enthusiast you will leave inspired and with a basic understanding of how digital tools are changing contemporary design and the process of making.
Albie Mitchell has been working and designing in the St. Louis Metropolitan area for over ten years. He is trained in architecture and sculpture, holding a Master of Architecture from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the College of Wooster. He was a founding member of Confluence Design Fabrication and has since gone on to found his own studio, Collab, focusing on interior design and product design exploring wood and digital fabrication in small scale functional objects. Albie is also a lecturer at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts teaching courses on entrepreneurship in design and community development.
Albie has designed and produced custom work contracted directly by multinational corporations, municipal governments, small businesses, non-profit organizations and private home owners. He frequently collaborates with other design professionals and is always interested opportunities for interesting and challenging projects. Regardless of budget and project scale, Albie is committed to doing good work exemplified by pragmatic thinking, innovative design, and craft.