3D printed puzzle chair in living room

3D printed chair made by Joris Laarman Lab

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  • Written by Matthijs de Deugd
    Oct 19, 2014

Geldermalsen, the Netherlands – Joris Laarman Lab developed the world's first crowd fabricated open source 3D printable chair.

Joris Laarman Lab, an experimental playground, set up to study and shape the future, and Ultimaker, the leading open source 3D printer manufacturer worked together to design and build the first crowd fabricated chair.

The first prototype of the ‘puzzle chair’ was generated out of a single shape split up into 202 parts that look like jigsaw puzzle parts. It was printed with the help of a 3D printing hub to create the world’s first ‘crowd fabricated’ chair. The chair has now been improved to consist of only 77 parts which can be manufactured in about 10 days. It shows that creating furniture like this is affordable because the cost of producing this chair starts at US$30.

The plans for the open source ‘puzzle chair’ are open sourced through YouMagine and bitsandparts.org.