Collection Online
Medium
acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic, Oak (Quercus sp.)
Measurements
78.0 × 48.0 × 48.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Inscription
printed in sunken relief in rear c.: BITS & PARTS / PUZZLE CHAIR / V23
Accession Number
2016.428
Department
Contemporary Design and Architecture
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Donald Russell Elford and Dorothy Grace Elford Bequest, 2017
© Joris Laarman
Gallery location
Not on display
Joris Laarman believes that in a few years every city will have professional production workshops as well as fabrication hubs for DIY makers. In the tradition of DIY designs, where designers would create manuals of their designs so that people could replicate their work at low cost, the design files for Laarman’s 3D-printable Maker chairs were made available on the internet under a Creative Commons license for people to download, allowing them to modify and manufacture the chairs themselves. By offering an open-source design to the world in this way, Laarman questions how long the familiar retail model, where we buy things in shops, will survive.