Nike Grind Lab is a new digital fabrication laboratory project inspired by the values of the Fab Lab and the Fab City concept. The Fab Lab is "a place where you can create almost anything".
Nike Grind Lab is both a retail and educational space that is separated in 3 areas : the design room, the material room and the fabrication & recycling room. The design room is where the furniture is conceptualized and modelled in 3D. Customers have the possibility of choosing a design from Nike Grind Lab´s online library or designing their own from scratch. Customer-designs are checked and approved by a Nike Grind Lab professional advisor before production. These can be shared with the Nike Grind Lab community, and customers stand a chance of having their design selected to be part of the Nike Grind Lab official online library. The material room is an exhibit area where one can learn about the Nike Grind materials history and both see and touch the catalog of different materials available after transformation. In this room the customer can choose the desired material for his design. The fabrication & recycling room is where the designs are physically realised with different robotic arms that can 3D print Nike Grind materials and create the product of your dream. It’s also where the furniture are repaired and recycled after use.
Nike Grind Lab is not just a store but also a school. We will organize workshops to teach people how to 3d modelling, to understand the materials and how to use the machines.