In recent years, we've seen the emergence of lots of new ways to work together. In the Brooklyn Navy Yard there's NewLab, a co-working space with a special emphasis on manufacturing and innovation. Check out a presentation from Founder, David Belt after the jump.
David is the Founder and Executive Director of Macro Sea, a creative development firm whose mission is to create unexpected value in underutilized places. Currently, David and Macro Sea are developing New Lab, which will convert one wing of a stunning former shipbuilding factory at the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a facility that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between high-tech fabrication and design. In addition to providing professional-quality rapid prototyping equipment along with co-working and private office space, Macro Sea is building a vibrant community made up of the world’s most creative innovators at New Lab.
This is one in a series of posts about design, co-working, and the future of how we work, inspired by our Maker Talk on June 12.
NewLab's current space, known as NewLab beta, brings together a fascinating mix of companies. There's Jason Krugman, who creates hyper-modern, responsive lighting, Terreform One, an architecture firm that creates futuristic city plans, and RockPaperRobot, an engineering and design firm that makes furniture that responds to human needs, including a fascinating coffee table made of magnetic cubes.
What these businesses have in common is that they're all making things. Working at NewLab gives them the opportunity to bounce ideas off other like-minded makers, and also access to the on-site, state of the art 3D printer.
In the near future NewLab will be moving to a new home in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, an 84,000 square foot space that was once a ship building facility. The new NewLab, which is currently under construction, will include office spaces, conference rooms, expanded prototyping facilities, including a metal shop, and a large gathering space where NewLab partners can present their designs to the public.
To learn more about NewLab, visit their website.