Open Desk

Available online soon

Inside the shop today we are featuring Open Desk. We've got one of their stools in here and some other small goodies (bags, pencils etc). We are fans of open desk because of the questions that they are exploring around peer-to-peer production and hyper-local supply chains.

The website connects users to simple free design templates and the “factory” - a growing network of local makers, who provide quotes for fabricating, finishing and delivering products.

They have been described as " a free open-source furniture showroom and an experiment in the possibilities of distributed manufacturing." And the movement they kickstarted is growing all the time. A few weeks ago they had their first digital hack weekend for #smartfurniture, imagining how emerging technologies could become embedded in peoples work environments.

They run a whole series of Open Making events that you can get involved in here.