About Opendesk — a UK company with a global network

Opendesk is a trading name of Fabbed Limited, UK company number 08311674, based at Lime Wharf, Vyner Street London E2 9DJ, UK. Originally spun out of architecture and strategic design firm 00, the founding team are:

Following crowd funding in July 2014, Opendesk is part-owned by members of the community, including designers, makers, customers and private investors. Key partners include AtFAB, Colektivo, Impact Hub, Machine Made, Matter Machine, ShopBot, SketchUp; as well as many of the designers and makers on the site.

Opendesk has also been backed by a SMART Development of Prototype grant from Innovate UK and by Telefónica’s Wayra accelerator programme.

The team also owns and operates the digital fabrication directory FabHub. Three of the founding team were also co-founders of the WikiHouse open source construction set.

Much of the original photography on the site is by London-based photographer Rory Gardiner and by WikiGlasses designer Lynton Pepper. Many of the videos are by Tor Kristoffersen.