Automake website update

September 10, 2008

Automake has updated its website with more images of recent work and improved software. Pay us a visit;


Autonomatic @ Galerie Handwerk

September 10, 2008

All the autonomatic team are represented in the international exhibition ‘Treasury of Digital Form’, held at the Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany,6,490.html. The show opened on the 4th of September and runs for a month. More images to come!  

One of Justin Marshall’s CNC routed screens, which was developed as part of his collaborative Automake project, was selected for ‘Hidden Art Curated’ part of Hidden Art Cornwall’s design fair Held at Godolphin House during the August bank holiday over 5000 visitors attended this event.

We held a small exhibtion of work, including some new large scale CNC drawings, at the Poly in Falmouth, in conjunction with the ‘Networks of Design’ international conference held at University College Falmouth in early Septemeber















The ‘Making it Digital’ project held a small exhibtion at the ‘Networks of Design’ international conference held at University College Falmouth in early Septemeber


Making It Digital Project

September 10, 2008

 Making it Digital is a Hidden Art Cornwall (HAC) project run in collaboration with Autonomatic and funded by Arts Council England South Wes. The project is part of Hidden Art’s 2008 wider Innovative Routes to Market—linking London to Cornwall programme, which aims to close the gap from idea to market place by addressing the difficulties that designer-makers face to develop and get a new product to market.

 The project recognises that many designer-makers are locked out of the innovation revolution and are not accessing the available technologies, such as digital manufacturing, new materials and production processes. In order to address these issues, Making it Digital has enabled 11 designer-makers from London and Cornwall to work with the Autonomatic team in order to access and explore the potential of digital technologies available in the Design Centre. With the support that this project offers, participants are developing innovative new products which will be launched in Autumn 2008.

The first five images below are from an exhibition which was part of the HAC summer design fair at Godolphin House. It showcases work in progress and reveals some of the methods being employed by participants.

The last three images illustrate the work of one of the design teams.  Alongside using laser cutting and engraving technologies, they have been investigating the  use of the CNC router based at UCF as a drawing machine to translate hand drawn imagery onto flat wood panels, destined to become part of a piece of furniture.





Process – the book

September 8, 2008

The design book ‘Process’  is out now – get it, it’s a great read!

Jennifer Hudson has done a really good job gathering material about how leading contemporary designers development and produce their pieces.

Ron Arad, Tom Dixon and Karim Rasheed are among the 50 designers that have contributed to the book, which gives a really good insight into how new materials and processes are influencing the creation of the new designs.

Autonomatic is also represented by a description of the creation process of Tavs’ ‘One Liner’ glass bowls (a design that was also short listed for the Bombay Sapphire glass award earlier this year).

Here is the link to the book on Amazon: