Makerchair Hexagon
Joris Laarman Studios BY-NC-ND
Puzzlechair PC89
Joris Laarman Studios BY-NC-ND

3D-printed open source chair in the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum has added the digital design of the 'Makerchair Hexagon' from the Dutch designer Joris Laarman to its collection.

This chair is part of the project 'Bits & Parts', in which Laarman (35) designs chairs that exist of 77 seprately 3D-printed black and white pieces. The blueprint of the Puzzlechair PC89 is available under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. The digital file can be downloaded, printed and with some puzzle work be assembled into a chair. The design can not be adapted, which makes it a not fully open design.

Laarman aims to create affordable full-size furniture with his designs. The chair will take you about ten days to put together.

"The puzzle chair emerged from frustration. There is so much talk about 3D printing. Everyone is promising things and in the end they come up with a useless toy-like item like a whistle or so", Laarman said in the Dutch television programme called 'Tegenlicht'.