Glasgow-based Flux Laser and CNC Studio are to expanded after the introduction of a new, sustainable furniture range designed for the next generation living in rental accommodation.
Both companies were founded by Alice Jacobs, fresh from her BA (Hons) Degree in Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art in 2012. Created to fill a gap in digital fabrication facilities catering for creative artists and businesses in Scotland, Flux was one of the first tenants of The Whisky Bond, home to a growing community of designers, makers, creative businesses, artists and social innovators.
In just five years, they have gone from strength to strength, adding 860 sq. ft. to their existing 713 sq. ft. studio and growing their family of staff and machines. A larger fabrication space will enable them to develop and produce larger scale projects including the Ply-Works Collection.
Founder of Flux and CNC Studios, Alice Jacobs commented, “Being part of the 50% of under-35s living in rented homes in 2016, we saw an opportunity to create simple, practical and beautiful furniture that would stand the test of time and repeated moves.
“Our inspiration for the Collection is taken from the City of Glasgow itself, combining simplicity of style, sustainability, practicality and affordability. We hope people love what we’ve come up with as much as we do”.
The Ply-Works Collection includes The Tenement Desk, an unobtrusive homeworkers desk; the Mhor Dining Table; the versatile Mhor Stool, which also doubles as a side table; scaled down versions for children and, finally, the Mhorain Desk, a larger work surface for a studio or office.
The Whisky Bond’s Fiona MacFadyen said: “Flux is another success story to add to The Whisky Bond and Glasgow’s vibrant creative scene. We’re delighted that Alice Jacobs has chosen to expand here. We aim to support all our creative businesses and help them thrive, ensuring that the next generation of entrepreneurs has the space and a network to grow.”
The Whisky Bond is one of Glasgow’s leading commercial hubs for creative businesses. Located on Glasgow’s Canal at the heart of the newly emerging Speirs Locks district – just a ten minute walk from both Cowcaddens and St George’s Cross Subway Stations – TWB spreads out over seven floors and offers 100,000 sq. ft. of studio and office space to those working in the creative and cultural industries.