Downloadable designs are allowing people a complete workshop the ability to design and manufacture a customized piece of furniture. The New Zealand company, Ponoko is set to go live later this year. Users will be able to digitally submit furniture designs and select materials on a central website before those designs are sent to a local Ponoko manufacturer to be constructed, eventually being shipped back to the users door step.
It’s a great way to localize product manufacturing and cut down the distance and time (and carbon footprint) of everything that needs to get to you.
Downloadable designs are digital files containing do it yourself projects that can be downloaded. These designs include projects to make an upside-down table from a cardboard box (http://www.treehugger.com/absolut/) or an Ipod stand from a single piece of paper (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/09/downloadable-iphone-stand.php). The point is to eliminate the waste of a physical intermediary and create designs that utilize a single piece of material, whether it is a sheet of paper or a piece of wood.
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