Design for Open Making

Thanks to the increasing proliferation of digital fabrication tools and especially CNC milling technology, it is possible to provide a route for designers to access global distribution without the lock-in of traditional intermediaries; offering customers access to affordable, personalised design items; and present to independent local makers around the world a new revenue stream.
What it means is an opportunity for designers to challenge today’s design aesthetics creating original furniture based on this new technology.

In this series of articles we are looking at what it actually means to design for CNC manufacturing, what are the technical requirements, the material aptitudes, etc. We hope you will find everything you came for!