Design and Source Labs is a residency for creative minds. Our goal is to nurture career
growth, sustainable thinking, and to rethink how things are made for social
talents from different fields come together and challenge one another by
working towards a common project, unexpected results can happen. We believe
that fostering such an environment can be a game changer for our society.
Through a semi-annual application process,
we select a team of innovative residents from a wide range of fields. The
selected group of individuals may then collaborate as a unit, pushing forth
sustainable ideas with a positive outlook.
Design and Source Labs is a free
small-scale co-working resident designed to stimulate personal growth and idea
generation, both individually and as a collective.
Offering the same resources as traditional
co-working spaces, DS Labs gives passionate individuals the chance to develop
their ideas and work on personal projects— without the monthly membership fee.
In order to use the DS Labs facilities,
each individual participates in a weekly DS Labs session with other residents,
working towards a common project for a period of 6 months or more. These
meetings, along with the feedback given by our knowledgeable influencers, help
our residents improve their practice and continue pushing their boundaries.
Our projects challenge traditional
feel-good statements about sustainability, and bringing its importance outside
of our social media bubbles. Each endeavor works towards nurturing a collective
Through partnering with minds across
multiple industries in corporations and nonprofits, we raise awareness on
issues surrounding sustainability. Our analog and digital based projects
transform the product into the medium in order to disseminate our message on a
DSLABS are powered by Design and Source, an award winning supllier of branded merchandise and luxury packaging.
Laura Tufariello _
Design and Source Productions, Inc & Design and Source Labs
An active player in sustainability for
nearly 20 years, Laura Tufariello is well versed on the importance of corporate
social responsibility. She is a strong believer that corporations can be prime
drivers of societal change by increasing developing new social practices.
With her founding of Design and Source Labs
in 1996, Laura entered the world of branded merchandise, offering clients innovative
options in luxury packaging. She also introduced the US market to an
award-winning paper made of stone, called TerraSkin™, investing over a million dollars in its development. TerraSkin was used
as luxury packaging for MoMA, Diane von Furstenberg, Takashimaya and many other
Proud to be one of the founding members of
the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, Laura continues to educate businesses on
the importance of working towards social good.
Looking to start her next chapter in
sustainability, Laura is looking beyond her business practice of providing
packaging application but towards a new business application based on a
circular collaborative system to further interact with evolving ecosystems.
Frederique Thiollet _
Design & Source
A curatorial and artistic director, Frederique
Thiollet is continuously exploring undefined and transitive formats, striving
to break away from traditional modes of exhibition and commerce.
Through her curatorial agency Hotel
Particulier, Frederique generates
projects through conceptual series, where emerging and established artists
are invited to collaborate with specific and unique works across the contexts
of art, fashion, design, experimental film, performance and sound. Working
at the intersection of disciplines is at the center of her practice and belief;
building bridges and evolving outside of silos to develop new languages.
Through facilitating in conversations, Frederique
synthesizes ideas into strategies that embody each of the ideas from the
residents, transcending these ideas to a new plateau of development _ overarching goal of
pursuing a common good which transcends authorship and self-interest.
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