Machines Room

Machines Room was a Clear Village project that ran from 2012 – 2019. London’s first Fab Lab, it was a vibrant community of East London designers, architects, artists and engineers, with facilities for laser & vinyl cutting, 3D printing and CNC machines. Incubating artists, makers and micro businesses with a […] more »

A new chapter for Machines Room

After 6 years and 2 locations as East London’s impact maker space, Machines Room is changing. We’d like to introduce a long-time collaborator with Machines Room, having joined machines room in 2016 to start their 3D printing factory.  When we first moved, came with us, becoming our neighbour […] more »

Re:flex Q+A

Re:flex is a team working to make shape-memory materials accessible. We developed our own composite material that can change its shape with heat and are exploring its applications in an everyday context – beyond the traditionally technical fields that shape-memory materials are normally used in. What brought you to Machines […] more »

Good Waste Q+A

GoodWaste is a new design studio working on projects that create social and environmental good by reconsidering how objects are made. We research localities, investigate material flows, and experiment through making. We use objects as commentators and communicators for bigger ideas around sustainability. What brought you to Machines Room? We […] more »

London Design Festival 2019

We are once again opening our doors for London Design Festival this year. We will be open for the public to look around machines room and running some exhibitions and workshops too! Cohort Residency Exhibition – Private View 20th of September Since the start of August, Machines Room has been […] more »


In April we hosted the making sessions of the innovative arts education program ModUAL run by Fred Deakin with Other Today and the Design Museum.  ModUAL brings students from a range of disciplines, across UAL’s different campuses together for an intense 2-week design sprint aided by industry moguls. With the […] more »

8 Influential Women of Design

In honour of International Women’s day here at Machines Room I wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of the most influential women working in design, both now and in the past. Too often women’s contribution to the field of design is overlooked. Even in today’s climate, a survey […] more »