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SketchChair by Diatom Studio

SketchChair by Diatom Studio
The video from our Kickstarter Campaign. 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, you can upload chairs you have created, adding them a growing collection of open-source designs in the SketchChair Design Library. Any of these chairs are freely available to be downloaded and edited by anybody, allowing chair designs to evolve as users continually refine and modify them. SketchChair is an open-source project and has been made possible thanks to our supporters.

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