Our mission: Use technology to bring simplicity to the built environment.
Where did Huxlo come from?
Huxlo was started by Matthew Mew, a Design Engineer, Entrepreneur and University of Bristol graduate. He knew a lot about robotics and manufacturing and had a keen interest in architecture and product design. Matthew wanted to bring the quality and efficiency of digital manufacture into the architecture and construction sector.
What does Huxlo work on?
Huxlo is a design studio and platform for innovation. We operate like a normal business to keep the lights on and to allow us to develop new technologies and services. Huxlo comprises of three core activities.
- The first is a range of Functional Furnishings designed to create well being and empowerment in the home environment. These furnishings are digitally manufactured in the UK from sustainable FSC certified materials and sold through huxlo.co.uk.
- The second division is a detail design, prototyping and batch production service for the interior design and architectural sectors. The Huxlo studio has attracted clients from major educational establishments and innovative tech companies.
- The third division is a research and development arm looking at digital twin design systems allowing for custom design of modular products. HuxHaus is the first of these projects, a sustainable modular building system that can be designed and purchased in a web browser, lowering the barrier to entry into construction and empowering the common people.
What about the name?
The name Huxlo was derived from the author Aldous Huxley. Huxley anticipates huge scientific developments in technology in his dystopian novel Brave New World, set in a futuristic world of systems and order. Ahead of his time, Huxley wrote the book before computers and modern day electronics could be comprehended. Huxlo derives from the desire to use modern technology to create a better and democratic world.