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Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

United Kingdom Architecture News - Nov 02, 2015 - 13:04   7073 views

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

all images courtesy of Assemble / Granby Workshop

Assemble are a collective based in London who work across the fields of art, architecture and design- and the design studio created a new project for Granby Workshop, which is a new social enterprise making handmade products for homes, launched through the Turner Prize Exhibition 2015. GW has grown out of the community-led rebuilding of a Liverpool neighborhood following years of dereliction. Training and employing local people, the Workshop sells a range of products that are Made in Granby.

The project has been set up by Assemble as part of their ongoing work in the area and for their contribution to the Turner Prize 2015 they have built a showroom displaying the products of the Workshop. Products can be pre-ordered during the Turner prize exhibition to support the launch of the business and the ongoing rebuilding of the area. The products contains many objects like special fabric chairs, fabric stool, cut-out tiles, Granby rock bookends, Granby rock tables, marbled lampshades and many more can be found on this special collection.

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

front view of collection room

Granby Workshop is a new social enterprise in Granby, Liverpool manufacturing handmade products for homes. The Workshop has grown out of the community-led rebuilding of a Liverpool neighborhood, following years of dereliction and institutional neglect. Granby's first range of products is a set of handmade features, designed for refurbished homes in Granby to replace elements that were stripped out of the houses as they were boarded up by the council, including door knobs, mantelpieces, furniture, fabric and tiles. These products are available for pre-order during the Turner prize exhibition. The income from pre-orders will support the launch of the business, and through this, on-going efforts to rebuild Granby. 

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

Assemble's cut-out tiles-straight edged, free-cut or torn, a range of shapes freshly cut from ceramic decal paper are soaked in water and collaged onto individual tiles. Fired overnight in the kiln, they permanently bond to the tile.

Assemble began working together in 2010 and are comprised of 18 members. Assemble’s working practice seeks to address the typical disconnection between the public and the process by which places are made. Assemble champion a working practice that is interdependent and collaborative, seeking to actively involve the public as both participant and collaborator in the on-going realization of the work.

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

Block Printed Fabric Chair- Fabric slung over elegant steel frame. Steel fabricated in Liverpool.

Among Assemble's famous projects, The Cineroleum, Make, Don’t Make Do, Yardhouse, Folly for a Flyover and Lina Bo Bardi: Together that make this initiative more well-known in architecture practice as an alternative collectivity. Assemble is seen as a good connection between public and the process in terms of the transformation of unusual spaces.

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

main view of the workshop room- looks like an art room

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

pressed terracotta lampshade-hand pressed three-tone Terracotta Lamp stained with Oxide powder designed by Lydia Hardwick.

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

Granby rock trivet- this heat resistant rock splat is ready for your hot pots and pans. Looks good steamed up!

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

showroom view

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

other Granby rock rrivets

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

The showroom contains all of the prototype products alongside tests, samples and our printed catalogues. It is open daily 10am-6pm until 17 January 2016. For information on how to visit, please visit the Tramway website.

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

Turned & burned timber benchs

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

close view of turned & burned timber bench

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

showroom with full stuff

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

sketch of workshop

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

Granby rock table- polished Granby Rock slab supported by trestle legs, makes a sturdy and striking coffee table. Can be used in the living room or out in the garden.

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

showroom at night

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

marbled lampshade- marbled paper lampshade. Home furnishings dipped in pools of colour, handmade at Granby Workshop. 

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

workshop wall-1

Assemble created handmade products for Granby Workshop

detail view of wall-2

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