Our workshop designs and makes all kinds of things from buildings to clothing. We love making new collaborations and expanding our knowledge, continually seeking to challenge ourselves and progress what is possible.
It is common for Design to take place before beginning making, a linear process where an idea of what you want is formed and then it is made. Over the last ten years the people at TAoE have realised first hand that there is a better way, what we make is unknowable at the beginning of the process. We exploit Making as a way of Design. We still gather our thoughts and seek ideas, we still conduct every stage of traditional pre-emptive design; but that for us is just the beginning of the process. Working very closely with makers and our clients, we guide a thing as it is made. We take an idea and let it grow through the process of making.
Always expanding what we know, learning, searching, experimenting.
Our work guides us, shows us new possibilities, it is alive, it shifts in form, always becoming...
TAoE is a celebration of diversity, an exploration, a matter of fact collection of nuts and bolts. A place where there is no difference between the absolutely serious and the subjectively ridiculous.
Feelings, opinions, ideas, non are our own; all float by in the wind.
Ideas and concepts are erroneous, boundaries and conventions are illusions, laws and rules are limitations. By occupying extremes, simultaneously being precise and abstract, our work is transient. Forms shift, change, evolve, are destroyed, reformed, created; in this process or experience meaning unfolds, choices are understood, new depths of feeling found and knowledge shared.