I have always been interested by the social aspect of production, the people behind the objects we consume. Looking into how furniture making can benefit the workforce apart from the monetary incentive, I became interested in furniture making as occupational therapy. People such as adults with autism can benefit from this kind of structured and repetitive activity. I collaborated with the Hoffmann Foundation for Autism in north London, where with the assistance of their specialists, I designed and produced a small series of furniture.
The furniture making process is broken down into simple tasks performed by a small team of autistic adults. I could insure accuracy and consistency by the use of construction jigs for cutting, drilling and assembling. The profits from the sale of the furniture went back to the foundation, to pay for days out and new activities for the participants.
Project realized in London / 2010
This project won an Unltd. Social entrepreneurship award in 2010.
all the series is built by the clients of the Hoffmann center for autism