It seems like anything can be done online nowadays, including getting your furniture! Now, this is not your typical online electronic catalog where you click on your choice of item and somebody comes over to deliver. No. This is something more innovative than that.
Open-source furniture is increasingly getting more popular as another option when it comes to getting furniture for your house, although CNC machines are essential to this method.
Opendesk is one of the most sought-after open-source furniture platforms on the web with over 30 pieces of furniture that buyers can choose from. The process entails downloading the design and sending it to a CNC machine, much like a PDF file to a printer. The cutting machine will be able to cut the pieces with precision, and lastly will be assembled according to the instructions that come with each design. If the buyer does not have a CNC machine, the project can still be downloaded and brought to a FabLab or to a joiner that the website recommends.
Open Source was initially a term used to identify the 1990 movement for software developers who provided source code for use, modification, and redistribution of anybody who needs the resource. The system promoted a collective and collaborative model of various works publicized by their respective authors. Think of it as something like WordPress and Blogger, two well-known platforms for blogging that cater to authors with various niches.
Following this trend, and enforced by the trend of Do-It-Yourself (DIY), open-source furniture has emerged as the option to go with. The system has successfully connected designers, customers, and local producers.