Have you ever walked into a place and said, “This place is cool.” There’s that vibe of cool, calm, sophistication and intelligence that makes you want to stay awhile. That’s just the feeling we got when entering The Funk Lab, the home of Edge Industries in Downtown Phoenix. So we stayed, had an espresso at their back office bar and chatted art and design for an afternoon with Edge Industries.
The Funk Lab, owned by Edge Industries Cruise Director Kirby Hoyt, is an unassuming 1920’s built former grocery store on Grand Avenue, bought by Hoyt as the mother ship for EI, and as a collaborative idea-space for art, ideas, events and design. The lab regularly opens its doors to local artists and designers as a place for inspiration, creation and demonstration of their works.