Open Design was developed as my MA thesis and became the core of my creative work. I first published Open Designs for download in 2005. This is from the Open Design Manifesto I wrote: A revolution in product development, production and distribution is imminent due to the Internet's disruptive nature and the easy access to CNC machines. Open Design is a proposal to make this happen. It's aim is to shift Industrial Design to become relevant in a globally networked information society. In Open Design a design is CAD information published online under a Creative Commons license to be downloaded, copied and modified, and is produced directly from file by CNC machines and without special tooling.
This means that all technically conforming open designs are continuously available for production, in any number, with no tooling investment, anywhere and by anyone.
You are welcome to download and use these designs.
Limited edition gallery pieces that are available for free download and copying. An exhibition at Appel Design Gallery, Berlin, Nov. 2008
An Open Design chair collection drawing inspiration from different narratives: design references, emotional states, city life, and street art. They realize a personal design approach that embraces free improvisation and an immediacy of outcomes, whether a computer image or a physical object. This mood resonates in the choice of raw cut, exposed material chairs. The chairs are laser cut from a 6mm aluminum sheet, and bent and assembled by hand. See the short video. First exhibited at Appel Design Gallery, Berlin, Nov. 2010