New York City-based think tank and fabrication laboratory Collab is founded on a simple premise: Creative people work better when they're in proximity to one another. The lab, located in a 5,500-square-foot loft near the Holland Tunnel, serves a rotating membership of designers, architects, scientists, and engineers—and is home to some really cool toys.
Collab members have full access to an advanced 3-D printer, a laser cutter, an industrial sewing machine, fully operational wood shops, and model-making studios, among other great tools (that would never fit in most New York apartments). Cofounder Adina Levin calls it "an interesting community of people that come together in a space and work on their own endeavors and collectively work on projects together." Members have access to the space 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are encouraged to work on interdisciplinary projects.
But becoming a member of Collab requires an invitation. Find out why in this video.
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