Disrupt design: OS hails new era in DIY objects

17 : 10 : 2012 Design : Household : OpenStructures

Istanbul – OpenStructures (OS) presented its construction system that enables ‘everyone to design for everyone’ at the Adhocracy exhibition, curated by Joseph Grima, held as part of the first Istanbul Design Biennale.

To explore the potential of this model, OS showed a number of examples that illustrated how open-source design can be used. Dutch designer Jesse Howard developed Transparent Tools, a range of items made with 3D printing and a CNC cutting machine. Howard used these fabricating technologies to create a coffee grinder, a toaster and a vacuum cleaner.

This project shows how the accepted format of the design industry is becoming disrupted by new technologies that enable people to design and manufacture items themselves.

For more coverage of the Istanbul Design Biennale, look out for the review coming soon to our Shows.

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