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Local Manufacturing at the 2014 Detroit Design Festival

By Dwell @dwell
From September 23–28, the Detroit Design Festival takes place to celebrate the city's diverse creative industries through an impressive roster of events ranging from open studios to art installations and more. (View the full schedule here.) One of the tracks we're most excited about about explores present-day manufacturing in the city in an exhibition and panel discussion moderated by Dwell's Diana Budds. View Slideshow Slideshow 2014 detroit design festival floyd leg table

The 2014 Detroit Design Festival kicks off on September 23 with a party and Detroit Made exhibition at the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. It's free and open to the public, but registration is required. RSVP for the event here.

Detroit Made showcases the state of present-day manufacturing in the city. Floyd Leg, shown here, is one of the featured companies. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, inventors Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell were able to begin production and retail for a clever system that allows users to turn almost any flat material into a table. The product caught the eye and earned the approval eye of Allison Arieff, a New York Times columnist and former Dwell editor-in-chief, in a recent story about the present-day maker movement.

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