THE WORLD'S FIRST CROWD FABRICATED CHAIR IS HERE
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Features

  • DESIGNS LIKE A 3D PUZZLE


    BY DIVIDING DESIGNS INTO MANY SMALL PARTS WE WERE ABLE
    TO RADICALLY EXPAND THE POTENTIAL OF SMALL CONSUMER 3D PRINTERS AND
    CNC MILLING MACHINES. THE 3D PARTS CAN BE ASSEMBLED INTO A PIECE OF FURNITURE
    LIKE A 3 DIMENSIONAL PUZZLE.

  • CROWD FABRICATION


    For the first prototype we asked the help of a 3d printing hub to create
    the worlds first crowd fabricated chair. The first chair is generated
    out of a single sheet fractionated in 202 3d jigsaw puzzle parts.

  • HIGH STRENGTH LIGHTWEIGHT PARTS


    MANY WEEKS OF TESTING HAS LEAD TO SOLUTIONS THAT MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO PRINT
    HIGH QUALITY PARTS THAT ARE LIGHTWEIGHT AND VERY STRONG.

  • CUSTOMIZATION

    THE CHAIRS ARE HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE IN TYPE, SHAPE, SEGMENTS, SIZE, COLOR AND MATERIALS
    ONLINE CUSTOMIZATION TOOLS ARE CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT.

  • ENJOY THE ASSEMBLAGE :-)

  • Help from the experts?


    Tips and Tricks coming up.

  • CHAIRS FOR CNC MILLING AND LASER CUTTING COMING SOON!

    Chairs build up out of small solid wood parts that can be CNC milled on small scale machines.

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DESCRIPTION

BITS & PARTS - Makerchairs

Bits & Parts aims to utilize small 3dprinters and cnc milling machines to fabricate full size affordable furniture available to all. By fractioning designs into many small parts we where able to radically expand the potential of small consumer 3d printers and cnc milling machines. The 3D parts can be assembled into a piece of furniture like a 3 dimensional puzzle.

The first prototype was created with the help of a 3d printing hub to create the worlds first "crowd fabricated" chair. The first chair is generated out of a single shape divided into 202 3d jigsaw puzzle parts. At the moment the chair has been improved to a 85 part chair that can be manufactured in about 2 weeks at reasonable cost.

Bits & Parts is a work in progress project and we invite all makers around the world to help improve the designs creating the most efficient, beautiful, comfortable, fully recyclable furniture in the world that can be produced locally. To make this project a succes we have to radically reduce cost and scale up an automated fabrication process. Our devopment goals range from optimizing the designs to fully automated mass digital fabrication units to streaming fabrication from the cloud.  

SO PLEASE JOIN US!

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Bits and Parts Puzzle Chair by Bits and Parts is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

  
  
 

ABOUT US

Bits & Parts is a spinoff project of the Makerchair series initiated by Joris Laarman Lab. Our Amsterdam based lab is an experimental playground that tinkers with engineers and craftsmen on the many new possibilities of emerging technology in the field of art and design.

Over the years our lab has worked together with many inspiring people in the field of digital fabrication and computational design. We work with professionals and students from many renowned institutes around the world on developing new concepts for the digital fabrication revolution.

In particular we collaborated with Ultimaker and the use of several of their Ultimaker 2's enabled us creating the Puzzle Chair prototypes

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