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Design by Neb Abbott

After 10 years as a dancer Neb Abbott retrained in product design, and now hand crafts stunning lampshades inspired by nature.

 

And it’s all thanks to the Trafford Fab Lab.

 

Says Neb: “My parents had always made greenwood furniture so I thought I would have a go. I moved up to Manchester and found the Fab Lab and started to make furniture and then started experimenting with lampshades. 

 

“I started to turn it in to a business and started doing the Maker’s Market in West Didsbury and then a year ago I opened a stall at Altrincham Market. 

 

“I use the laser cutter at the Fab Lab which is a really simple system and always reliable. I then assemble the lamp shades in my workshop

 

“All the lampshades are made to order and I work on about one a week that covers materials and the markets. I’m still working out where is best for me to sell. My lampshades average at £250 so they are quite big ticket item for a market.

 

“The Fab Lab has been absolutely fantastic for me. I would like to buy my own laser cutter but without a steady flow of orders it is too much of a risk.

 

“It’s great for community and business use. I was in there recently and met an architect who introduced me to his wife who works in lighting.  Without the Fab lab we wouldn’t have met!

 

“I would absolutely recommend the Fab Lab to other makers. I’m always doing it when I meet people.

 

“I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing without them. 

 

https://www.designbynebabbott.com/

 

If you’d like to learn more about how you could access digital manufacturing kit to bring your designs to life, contact us via the website to arrange a discussion.

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