Design and build your own unique furniture!
Toolbox Digi-fab Collab
November 2021 through March 2022
Note: This program is only available for those that qualify for programming
Session Dates: Nov. 13, 27; Dec. 11; Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 19; Mar. 5, 19
Sessions run from 10am - 12:45pm
About this Program
In partnership with X University (formerly Ryerson University)’s Design + Technology Lab at the Creative School, Toolbox Digi-fab Collab allows youth to work together towards a large cumulative project to be exhibited in Toolbox’s annual year end show. The project is rooted in creating a design process that responds to the limitations and considerations brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will rethink our design, fabrication, and manufacturing strategies to fit a world with disrupted global supply chains, and social distancing in place. We will also consider how to design for the contemporary home, which now holds new functions and identities.
Participants will work remotely, together, in small virtual groups guided by Toolbox instructors , using digital design and remote collaboration softwares. Students will design and build stools & side tables using 3D printed joinery, wood, and CNC milling technologies, which will be digitally fabricated at X University’s Design + Technology Lab, to emulate a “digital distribution” model. Students will display their works in a culminating public art exhibition.