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Process: Design and construct affordable, expressive and non-toxic furniture.

Process: Design and construct affordable, expressive and non-toxic furniture.

Unique, expressive and comfortable furniture can be expensive and economically inaccessible to many people. Inspired by the work of Enzo Mari ‘Autoprogettazione’ and more recently ‘Starter Office’ by Scott Klinker Product Design, this project aims to outline a process that allows a person to design and construct furniture with very few tools and affordable bulk […]

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The Atlatl

The Atlatl

Before the bow and arrow there was the atlatl*, or spear-thrower, an ancient weapon that could throw a spear or dart with enough force to penetrate a mammoth’s hide. It was used in North America for about 10,000 years, and used by native Australians and Aleuts as recently as 50 years ago. It’s easy to […]

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Ribbon-Tie Sandals

Ribbon-Tie Sandals

Nearly as long as humankind has roamed the earth, people have been wearing shoes. Ancient Egyptians, Indians, and East Asians began sporting wooden sandals thousands of years ago. Thankfully, inexpensive power tools have sped up the tedious process of carving ergonomic shoes from slabs of wood. Add a few interchangeable ribbon ties, and you’ve got […]

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Circuit Board Cabinet

Circuit Board Cabinet

In our consumer society, most materials are discarded once they become old or obsolete. Many of these rejects have a hidden beauty that can be brought back to life in a new form; discarded or never-used printed circuit boards (PCBs) fall into this category. A consequence of the high-tech bubble bust of a few years […]

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Build a projBox Controller

The finished projBox controller provides physical inputs for your software in addition to the computer’s conventional keyboard and mouse. The combination of open-source enclosure schematics and the use of standard electronic components provides an infinitely customizable prototyping platform. The projBox is specifically designed to integrate with software written in Processing, the IDE that the Arduino’s […]

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Wooden Table

Wooden Table

Before moving off to college I wanted to build something that would be suitable as a kitchen table and double as my desk for studying. It needed to be sturdy and robust enough to last through college and for the years to come, yet I did not want to build a piece of furniture that […]

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