Tags: 2011 fabrication furniture manufacturing open source

SketchChair will be a free, open-source software tool that allows anyone to easily design and build their own digitally fabricated furniture.

Digital manufacturing processes open up a world of opportunity for producing unique individualised objects, but we think there is a lack of accessible digital tools that allow anybody to use these processes to design and make their own functional, personalised products. We hope that SketchChair will give anybody the opportunity to design a unique one-off original chair that is personal to them.

Within the program, users will be able to upload chairs they have created, adding them to a library of designs here at Any of these chairs will then be freely available to be downloaded and edited by anybody, allowing chair designs to evolve as users continually refine and modify them. In this way we hope that SketchChair will be like an open-source Ikea store, filled with customisable products!

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