MONDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER, 2018
TUESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY, 2018
TUESDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2017
FRIDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 2017
TUESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER, 2017
Continuing our efforts to realise a sustainable, equitable and ethical supply-chain that's better for people and planet.
We take a look back at 2018 and pull together a compelling list of insightful statistics.
How parametric design processes allow us to offer tailored products to the nearest millimetre.
Find out how to tailor a further seven Opendesk designs in our latest tailoring update (follows Tailor-made part 1)
There's now more opportunity than ever to alter the size of Opendesk furniture to suit your individual needs.
Building a maker community - and lots of Opendesk furniture - in Leyton, East London.
AR meets local, distributed furniture production with Opendesk, VRTX Labs and Apple iOS 12
Pt.2 How we can remove the hobbles of Copyright and embrace the abundance of digital work.
Pt.1 The digital age fundamentally changes the way cultural and creative industries work.
We published 77 articles during 2017! Here's a curated list of our ten favorite reads.
We look back on a busy 2017 and share some of our favourite insights from the year.
Where amazing design, old school craft and new age digital tooling come together.
Inside the UBS Concept Space for students offering co-working, events and a taste of the digital banking world.
A conversation with design studio, Wunder Werkz, on local, sustainable design in downtown Denver.
From Formula One cars to furniture design and building businesses based on ethical supply chains.
What is a flexible space? The answer from Google exists in the form of a moveable, modular meeting room.
How to create flexible workplaces with multifunctional furniture that facilitates collaboration
Joni Steiner speaks to Monocle's Matt Alagiah on 'The Entrepreneurs'.
Peeling back the layers on our favourite sheet material.
Want your desk shorter or longer? Tailor select Opendesk design for free on orders placed this November.
The Johann Stool's big brother, The Johann Bench, is the latest addition to the Opendesk collection.
A selection of our favourite designs from the recent call for submissions.
We caught up with designers, architects and creators of AtFab Anne and Gary.
7 essential router bits used to make Opendesk furniture on CNC milling machines.
Discover the Wiki Booth: a hybrid telephone and solo-working booth perfect for open plan spaces
A self-proclaimed CNC Dinosaur reflects on 20 years making dust and noise.
How Here East is getting people and businesses to set up shop in the former Olympic Park.
We're excited to launch the brand new Hot Desk; designed with casual co-working in mind.
We catch up with designer and architect Denis Fuzii at his home in São Paulo, Brazil.
We run through the new robotic CNC machine from Springa and meet founder Lorenzo Frangi.
We chat to Denis about the origins of his Valovi Chair which has been downloaded and made in 100 countries.
From woodworking in Barcelona to recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. Read Sergi’s story of resurrection.
We meet Open Design advocate Pierrick at his Studio in the heart of Saint-Étienne, France
Meet the Canteen Table - the newest member of the Opendesk family
Want your design on Opendesk? We're very excited to launch our first public design brief: Opendesk for Open Plan.
Our illustrated guide to design for Open Making and CNC machines.
Two years since its introduction to Opendesk, we're releasing the best Roxanne Chair yet.
Some of our favourite CNC made joints from remastered classics to new experiments.
Go behind the scenes in the Opendesk Press Lounge at the London Design Fair
Our illustrated guide to CNC machining featuring some of the most common cut types.
Meet the newly launched Collaboration Table: a 10 seater designed with group work in mind
The first exhibition the Victoria & Albert Museum has ever dedicated to a single material shows it’s surprising origins and versatility. It also uses...
Our collaboration with GXN and The LEGO Foundation to create The LEGO® Idea Studio
We meet engineer and hobby designer Jose Pacheco at his home in Poblenou, Barcelona.
How Opendesk furniture has taken Kelly and the LCC faculty from fixed to agile working.
How to organise your creative space, inspired by the Layout Table and three top creatives.
From apprentice woodworker to successful bespoke kitchen maker. We meet Dan from Evie Willow.
Once again we worked with great partners who provided props for our latest shoot to help bring Opendesk designs to life.
A clever modular storage system, developed in conjunction with DIY computer company Kano.
Rob’s journey from travelling engineer to owner of successful San Francisco based workshop- Lucid Machine Art.
An engineers approach to furniture design for CNC manufacture- meet the latest Slim Chair.
The versatile Unit Table, designed by David Steiner, is a workspace and dining table in one.
We meet architect, designer and part-time photographer Lynton Pepper in East London.
A closer look at Lynton's multi-purpose Pedestal and its eight-year iterative design journey.
How to use the new Breakout Table to create an informal and collaborative space in your office.
We met Ted from Block & Tackle to learn about life as a design-driven production company in the Big Apple.
Thanks to feedback from our maker community and customers, we’re releasing our best ever Lean Desk.
We meet Dinçer and Mehmet from Mill Architects and learn how they brought local making to Ankara.
From nine to five in the corporate world to setting up his own workshop. We meet Drew from Hub Workshop in Peckham.
It’s now more affordable than ever to create flexible, multifunctional partition walls in open plan spaces.
Opendesk’s Valovi chair and Edie stool are both now part of the Vitra Design Museum’s permanent collection.
Rabble Studio is a co-working space for creative minds in Cardiff, complete with Studio Desks, Pedestals and one gigantic Team Desk.
Mass production meets hyper-local fabrication via 7 designers experimenting with recycled materials.
We meet Kyle from San Diego and learn how he turned his hobby into a business by registering as an Opendesk maker.
Meet the five brands we partnered with for our most recent photoshoot who also believe in sustainable practices, smart tech and local making.
We meet Chicago-based design duo Pia and Sam to learn more about the recently launched Linnea Bookshelf
Missed the Bundle Desk launch event on Wednesday?
We met with Thor ter Kulve on his narrow boat on Regent’s Canal to discuss the recently launched Bundle Desk.
We’ve made the hard decision to bring down the curtain on some of our oldest, original designs.
Introducing the Nimble Stool, a perfect companion for standing tables, desks or breakfast bars
We chart the Grammatik journey from a refurbished shipping container to their East London space with skyline views
We examined the business benefits of bringing more natural elements into the workplace.
Introducing The Planters: a natural evolution of the Fin range bringing green into the workplace.
Kristin tells us about Machines Room’s unique mission as a maker space in London.
The most influential Art & Design school of the 20th Century, the Bauhaus will be 100 years old in 2019
The Growth Tribe Academy is nestled on the Kattenburg island in Amsterdam.
We met with Andrea to chat about life at The Factory NYC and the team's keen eye for perfection.
How an iterative approach to product design equals more momentum and less waste.
We got in touch with Jeremy and Evan at Black Math to uncover how they built out their Boston-based agency
We meet Andrea de Chirico, recent designer in residence at the Design Museum, who created Superlocal...
Today we’d like to show you around a London modelling agency that's run by women, for women.
Maker Wharf is a friendly co-working space, run from a church hall and rooted in the local East London community.
Essential part of product management is knowing when to make the hard decision of calling time on something for the good of your product.
A new coworking space in Croydon that brings community and design to the forefront.
We had a chat with Giles who is a founder of Creator an amazing workshop and production company in Croydon.
Old Oak is a new typology of building, introducing co-living and co-working to North London.
Enrique Hernandez started Ensambleria on his own in 2013, and now works with a team of 10 craftspeople, including his son. They're professional cabinetmakers...
We created la Fabrique in June 2008 with the intent to become a 21st-century cabinet maker: local, collaborative and social
An open invitation to join the experiment in distributed design using Onshape and the Opendesk Studio desk.
MIX is a co-working space founded on strong values, and based in Tassin, near Lyon.
Thank you all for visiting and supporting us during London Design Festival.
We catch up with Shaper Tools on the world's first hand-held CNC machine.
Last week Opendesk took a short flight to Copenhagen and joined Space 10 at Trailerpark I/O.
Common Sense is a online documentary that looks at the historic concept of the Commons and how it is more relevant than ever.
Opendesk get's invited to the Forge Cloud Accelerator program to help develop the future of distributed manufacturing.
As part of our final year at the Royal College of Art, we decided to team up and work on a year long project
Our third Open Archive release is a celebration of Open Design and the collaborative culture it instills.. Co-authoring the Half Sheet Bar Table.
During the Salone del Mobile Milan transforms into a playground for designers.
We’re turning back the clocks for our second Open Archive release, The Kano Display Unit as featured in dezeen.
A push for transparency, celebrating the truth of our mission. Let's make more designs public!
Many of our followers asked if we were going to make the design public. Our response - lets do it!
The singularity has four legs and is 750mm high
A project with Kingston University’s Furniture and Product Design students kicks of a string of collaborative projects between Opendesk and universities....
Our mission here at Opendesk is to change the way products are designed and made on a global scale - putting the spotlight back on real people
Today we’re pleased to announce the launch of the ‘Wish Opendesk Would' Trello Board!
On a corner of the Bridge 8 creative cluster in central Shanghai, nested among companies like IDEO, Herman Miller and a range of architectural & media...
Mum’s secret recipe
Introducing the Opendesk on demand drawing exporter!
After the successful first edition of “Back to stool”, Miocugino, Vectorealism and Opendesk return to encourage you to be a part of this design challenge.
We’re excited to announce that we’re launching a new service today, starting in London.
Here at Opendesk we’re excited to be exhibiting The Open Making Manifesto as part of the Vitra Design Museum’s #itsalldesign exhibition.
Open Making* is enabled by technology but it’s not only about technology, and it does not refer only to the files of a project and the physical output or the...
Through the spread of new technology and readily available information
A more transparent and open future is increasingly moving beyond the realms of activists and academics to be more widely talked about.
With Condoleezza Rice on the board of Dropbox and Snowden confirming all the conspiracy theories, maybe you could keep your stuff safe in your desk again.
Buckingham Palace just ordered a bespoke lectern for HRH The Duke of York. Opendesk designed it - and Ian made it locally - in under two weeks from prototype...
Joni Steiner, our Creative Director and Co-founder, recalls how the desk the original open desk came about.
An Open Making journey from San Francisco to San Francisco.
Marko Stijepic guides us through the Festival Lesa (Festival of Wood) and pays tribute to the primeval forests of Kočevska in Slovenia.
Opendesk and 100k Garages came together with a distributed manufacturing experience and created a new design range, Make Local.
100k Garages and Opendesk have come together for the New York maker showdown that is the World Maker Faire.
Opendesk and 12 others are turning a part of east London into the Maker Mile for the London Design Festival on 21st September.
An architectural showcase from our resident photographer, Rory Gardiner.
Standardising CAD for Open Making has its challenges.
Harry Keen explores where we can start.
Silvia Gasparotto explores the differences of open source and open hardware and the trends that are developing.
"Our idea was a customisable workbench for any kind of project. We called it Maker Bench."
Arduino invited us to Casa Jasmina and the Maker Faire in Torino. Obviously we accepted!
Boris Goldberg, designer and maker, provides an intro to the world of CNC and how it applies to Open Making
How designing Mint Digital's London office brought Opendesk into being...
We caught up with Tom, CEO and co-founder of Top10,
after he chose Opendesk.