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Michele Armellini
DistrubutedDesign P2P SharedEconomy DigitalManufacturing CircularEconomy

Short Description

Refurnished aims to create a digital platform to repair or refurbish unwanted furniture.

Detailed Description

Refurnished is a service that connects users, designers and manufacturers. In contrast to the traditional linear economic model Design-Production-Distribution, the project creates a network of peers (P2P) in which the concept of craftsmanship is reintroduced in a contemporary context. Digital manufacturing technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutting machines and CNC milling machines allow local production through digital input that can be sent from anywhere in the world through the web. The platform allows users to communicate with a network of designers, who will design solutions for them that can repair or care for broken, aged or simply obsolete objects. The digital file can be sent to the nearest manufacturer, eliminating issues related to shipping.

Project Details

Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?

By Changing the classical production and distribution paradigm in order to reduce overproduction and stimulate positive behaviour.

Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?

By offering a platform where 3D Files reparation can be dowloaded and produced everywhere. Not only this System would reduce overproduction, but also will stimulate regeneration of old furniture pieces

Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?

By Creating a Digital Database, Users from all over the world can download 3D Files and print them wherever they are.

Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?

The aim of the project is to stimulate responsibility in terms of consumptions. By downloading and producing "branded" Reparations, Users are pushed to show their repaired old furniture with pride.



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