= SketchChair is a free, open-source software tool that allows anyone to easily design and build their own digitally fabricated furniture.
"SketchChair is a free software (a.k.a. open source) tool that allows anyone to easily design and build their own digitally fabricated furniture. Within the program, you can upload chairs you have created, adding them to a growing collection of open-source designs in the SketchChair Design Library.
Any of these chairs are freely available to be downloaded and edited by anybody, allowing chair designs to evolve as users continually refine and modify them."
"There is a wiki for instructions of use and a design library for sharing designs made with the tool. The software’s source code is at their github repository.
Many of the designs in the library are under a non-free open license: CC BY-NC-SA. The software is under the GNU GPL."
Indicators of impact
• Google Incoming Links (sketchchair.cc): 14.600. • Alexa Global Rank (sketchchair.cc): 1.671.413.
• They ran a successful Kickstarter campaign (2011) for the initial development. • Voluntary donations through their user registration page. • Custom development.
Modes of production
Do it yourself and peer production.
• The project is owned by Diatom Studio Ltd: http://diatom.cc.