Haptic Lab

About Haptic Lab

hap·tic // relating to the sense of touch

About Us:

Haptic Lab is rooted in a history of using sensory design with intention, to do good, and find a way. Founded by Emily Fischer, a Brooklyn-based architect, the first product Emily created was a quilted map when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma — these early projects were meant to be used as a wayfinding tool for the visually impaired. Helping people “see” through their sense of touch, their Haptic sense.

Emily, founder of Haptic Lab, holding the Aries Star Stuff-ie

Honoring this history, today, Haptic Lab continues to specialize in tactile and sensory design, designing objects and spaces that thoughtfully explore the sense of touch and feel. 

Haptic designs counter the rapid digitization of our lives, creating space for intentionality, and recognition of the real, physical world our bodies occupy. We supply the inspiration and guidance to help you feel a sensory connection to the environment that surrounds you. 

We make intricate quiltskites, and objects that bring together new technologies with traditional craft techniques. At the core of each project lies a sense of playfulness that is both timeless and boundless. 

Staying true to our roots, we continue to design with intention as a tool to create impactful, positive change in the world.

Touch the stars with our Constellation Quilt.

Our Team

We are a small team of artisans, designers, and tinkerers. Drawing on our diverse, creative skills, we seek to change the world of producing goods to bring about transparency, simplicity, sustainability and consciousness.

Our Mission >

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