Loftwork opens MTRL Hong Kong on December 8 and launches online platform MTRL.com
Loftwork opens Loftwork Hong Kong to expand the creative solutions offering in Asia.
November 10, 2017 (Tokyo, Japan)—Loftwork Inc. is thrilled to announce that it is expanding its presence in Asia with the opening on December 8 of MTRL Hong Kong, a drop-in space dedicated to promoting creativity through the use of various materials. In conjunction with the launch, Loftwork will roll out MTRL.com, an online material service platform that brings together creators and manufacturers.
Loftwork initially launched MTRL when it first opened the doors of its creative lounges MTRL KYOTO and FabCafe MTRL in December 2015. Since then, over 40 different types of materials have been used, approximately 700 events have been held and around 30 collaboration projects have been rolled out at these facilities, allowing creators to truly explore the boundaries of fabrication through new materials and technology available in Loftwork’s collaborative spaces.
In conjunction with the launch of MTRL Hong Kong, Loftwork Hong Kong was also established. Following Tokyo, Kyoto and Taipei, the Hong Kong office will serve as a hub for Loftwork’s global activities including its FabCafes which are now located in 10 cities around the world. The new office will work closely with Loftwork in Japan to provide creative solutions that support open innovation and new business to the world.
MTRL Opening Campaign
To celebrate the launch of Material Service (MTRL.com) and MTRL Hong Kong, we have put together a special offer to waive the initial cost (50,000 yen) as well as the monthly exhibit fee for 3 months (total of 150,000 yen) for material owners (Up to 10 companies).
Also, material owners who inquire by the end of November will be able to exhibit their materials in Hong Kong from the opening of MTRL Hong Kong, and have the opportunity to make a presentation about their products at the MTRL Hong Kong Opening Reception.
Loftwork is a creative agency that designs online contents, communication and spaces through open collaborations. Loftwork also operates the digital fabrication cafes, called FabCafes, that are located around the world, the creative lounge MTRL (Material) that provides access to an array of unique raw materials, and the platform OpenCU, which accelerates creative learning. Through collaborations with the creator community around the world, Loftwork offers a wide range of creative services.
※Loftwork Hong Kong Company Profile
English name: Loftwork Hong Kong
Chinese name: LOFTWORK（香港）有限公司
Address: G/F, 10 New Street, Sheng Wan Hong Kong
Board members: Mitsuhiro Suwa(CEO), Chiaki Hayashi, Tim Wong、Eda Chow、Harvey Chung
Activities: Creative solutions business and operation of MTRL Hong Kong
Establishment: April 18, 2017