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 and since then I've been expanding the product range and my creative expression with this method.
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 Open Designs.
Read the Open Design Manifesto