Bits & Parts (2014)

For this spinoff project of the Makerchair series we developed a new concept for the digital fabrication revolution. Bits & Parts aims to utilize small 3D printers and CNC milling machines to fabricate full-size affordable furniture available to all.

The first prototype was created with the help of a 3D printing hub: together we made the first ‘crowd-fabricated’ chair. We were able to radically expand the potential of these digital machines by fractioning designs into many small 3D parts. These can be assembled into a piece of furniture like a three-dimensional puzzle. We started out with 202 parts. After this we developed a version consisting of 85 parts that can be assembled into a Puzzle Chair in about two weeks, at reasonable cost. Recently we developed an easier to assemble kids version of the maker chairs, that will be the first chair available through the network of So if you don’t own a 3D printer, you can still have one printed somewhere in your neighborhood.  Please visit the site of Bits&Parts for more information.

(photocredits: JL, Adriaan de Groot, Glenn Taylor Jackson)