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Open Source Project Lets You Design and Build Your Own Chair

Open Source Project Lets You Design and Build Your Own Chair

Have you ever thought about designing your own furniture, but don't have the technical skills or means to turn an idea into a real life chair? Here's your chance to make it happen. SketchChair is an open source software program that will let users create and test a chair design, which would then be cut on plywood and sent to the user, who would assemble it, no tools required. © Diatom SketchChair is the work of Greg Saul and Tiago Rourke, industrial designers from New Zealand who form Diatom Studio , in collaboration with the JST ERATO Design UI Project in Tokyo. Saul and Rourke hope SketchChair will enable users to play a major role in the design process, and also share designs they have created and liked, which could be customized by other users. To create the program, Saul and Rourke launched a Kickstarter campaign last month with a goal of $18,000; it raised $31,475. T...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/eco-friendly-furniture/sketchch...

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