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An open-source tool that allows anyone to design and build their own furniture, as well as share these within an online community.
An open-source tool that allows anyone to design and build their own furniture, as well as share these within an online community.
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584 backers pledged $31,475 to help bring this project to life.

Pledge Rewards, Designs, and Program Updates Abound.

Hello everyone!

It’s been an exciting few weeks for the SketchChair project, and it's been very satisfying to finally see the pledge rewards come together, which will be heading your way very soon!

Pledge Rewards Shipping Soon

After many laser-cutting tests and material samples, the SketchChair miniatures have been cut and are currently making their way back to the studio to be packaged, addressed and posted.  The human sized chairs are also in production in Virginia, USA and Wellington, NZ.  Material has been sourced, designs refined and we're now just waiting on some testers for quality control before all your chairs are put through the machining process.  All the pledge rewards will be making their way out to you within the next two to three weeks, and you'll all receive notice by email once your reward has been sent out.

Antler Chairs awaiting approval in the workshop at ShoreTech Manufacturing.  Also check out ShoreTech's great Shelter 2.0 project!

SketchChair Designs

It's been particularly exciting to work on the Custom Miniatures, and we're looking forward to revealing these on the SketchChair supporters page once they have been delivered to their owners.

A sneak peak at a few of the custom miniature designs.

We have started work on the SketchChair Design Library system, which we hope to launch with our collaborators in the next few weeks.  Alongside the existing designs from the campaign, collaborators will also be able to upload and share their own creations and modifications.


Development work on the SketchChair app has been heating up and we’re excited to have posted version with many new updates.  These include a new “offset path” tool, which provides a much easier way of working with path-driven shapes, as well as new possibilities for slice styles and better stability and usability overall.

The offset path tool provides a easier way for interacting with shapes.

SketchChairs at Maker Faire Detroit

With another big thanks to the ShopBot crew, there were some Rocking Stools and Antler Chairs on show at MakerFaire Detroit this past weekend!   It sounds like a lot of people got to check these out, and we are very much looking forward to attending Maker Faire in person in the near future...

NEXT 2011 at Aarhus Festival

To those of you who are in the Europe part of the world, or more specifically, Denmark, SketchChair will be making an appearance at the NEXT 2011 Conference/Exhibition in Aarhus, August 27 to 31.  We'll be there with physical and digital SketchChairs to play with, and you may even be able to make your own robocraft paper chairs.

Thanks again everybody!


Tiago and Greg,

Diatom Studio.


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    1. drivenbyboredom on October 4, 2011

      I still haven't received anything from you guys... any updates?