Neue Artisans serves as a platform for emerging young designers and makers to showcase, network and have a discourse on various issues pertaining to design research and industry. It has then developed from the pilot showcase back in 2012, and is leading to become a design trade-show first of its kind in Malaysia, showcasing products and works by local and regional designers of merit. To date, Neue Artisans have gathered names ranging from established brands to emerging graduate designers/makers and also local institutions. This year's event is our fourth installation, and will have three main components:
Neue Artisans, based in Kuala Lumpur, is founded by BandLab: Bureau of Architecture and Design, together with a team of design enthusiasts and contributors. The support has been tremendous from everyone; who co-organize, participate as well as attends Neue Artisans. This year's Design Showcase is organized by The Studium, Shapeshifts, Adept Research of University Malaya, Alt+P Design and hosted by The Prototype Gallery, based in Wisma Central, Kuala Lumpur. Stretching over the weekend, Neue Artisans 4.0 hope to attract more visitors, interested to interact, network and purchase what is offered. We will also have local design and lifestyle stores who will be around at the event, head-hunting for designers and consigners for their shop. We hope to create a memorable and most importantly, beneficial event for all involved with Neue Artisans. Neue Artisans 4.0 will be on the 12 & 13th of November 2016, from 11am - 6pm, at The Prototype Gallery Exhibition Space, Level 4, Wisma Central, Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur, located right next to the iconic skyscraper by Cesar Pelli, the Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC). This year's venue is a 1970s mix-use building, filled with interesting small and medium businesses and will take you through a slice in time, in classic Kuala Lumpur.
Thematized "Technique", the event is in support of the local and regional design industry that is constantly flourishing with emerging designs. "Technique" seeks to explore improved/new methods in the design process and it's making/fabrication. Looking at experimental techniques, possibilities and innovations of craft and technology in a cross-section of design, art and architecture.