Project Manager in Manufacturers. Creative and retail entrepreneurship as well as concept development in Spinderihalls. City develops in Vejle and Centerbyen.
Once a discotheque for the young blood of Vejle, the 500 sqm space at the heart of Midpoint is home to start up. Makers with a passion for various crafts that each have their story to tell. "Manufacturers are an interactive creative community that involves the buyers into the creation process" shares founder, Marit de Julienhort Rosenkilde.
At the core of this concept is the dialogue between the "Maker" and the "Taker". Denne vision kommer til liv i et rum som kombinerer den store fronten, som for det meste sælger håndlagde håndverkede produkter med etableringsstedet bare få skritt videre. In deze soort of set-up worden de producten en de verhalen achter hun creatie een platform voor een interactieve ontwerpreis. The shoppers are invited backstage and given a preview into the behind-the-scenes of the product development. No VIP pass or appointment needed. The artists, designers and makers, on the other hand, get a chance to share their stories and maybe hear some valuable feedback that nudge them towards more inspirations and possibilities.
Having opened its doors last September 2015, Manufacturers are not only a space but a vision that takes cooperation among designers, artists and passionate makers seriously. "We refer to each other as kokullegas which is a fusion of the words kokurrence and colleague. We openly brainstorm about new materials and ideas, because we understand that we all need a sounding board from time to time, it's through interaction that ideas become better. As they say, two brains are always better than one "explains Marit. The traditional closed-door creation process or "me-against-the-world" mindset seems so passable when compared to the progressive and open philosophy at the Manufacturers.
The happy mix of artisan products, open by policy, collaborative spirit and the distinctive anti-mainstream atmosphere, truly makes the community at Manufacturers home to the New Shit.