We are a design studio that is exploring the possibilities that digital fabrication offers, to give the end user a role in the design process. By developing tools and experiences that produce this collaboration, we hope to create products that are enriched by the individual and supersede the capabilities of discrete design.
We also have a keen interest in teaching practical skills, as well systems and concepts. We have experience with running classes and workshops at a variety of levels, and love learning through tutoring.
Greg Saul is a designer, programmer, maker who is interested in challenging the roles of the consumer and designer through his work.
Greg was born in Wellington New Zealand, a city with great coffee and a lot of weather. Greg studied industrial design at Victoria University of Wellington. During his studies he took an exchange to Carnegie Mellon University in the United States where he finished his design studies and stayed on to teach for a semester. After this Greg worked at the JST Erato Design UI Project as a visiting researcher in Tokyo where he developed a program called SketchChair that allows people to design their own furniture. Greg now lives in London.
From his experience as a designer and researcher Tiago Rorke is usually emersed in prototyping and physical computing, tools and details.
Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, Tiago graduated from Industrial Design at the Victoria University of Wellington and then spent time teaching and researching all things digital fabrication as a teaching fellow. After spending time abroad through an exchange with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, and working with the hackerspace community in Lisbon, Portugal, Tiago has since co-founded London based Diatom Studio, that is working on collaborative and open-source design tools based around digital fabrication.
Much of his work explores the boundary between the art and design worlds, with an interest in working through collaboration and the within the dynamics of hackerspaces and open-source communities.