New Lab: A Brooklyn Spot for Co-Working and Co-Making

New Lab: A Brooklyn Spot for Co-Working and Co-Making

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 13, 2015
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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