DesignSmash is a company for designers, producers and people who support open-source creative collaboration. DesignSmash has a web-store where you can purchase objects and see the designers who made them. We also offer an open-source file-sharing platform for the exchange of design ideas.
We make the act of design more effective and enjoyable by supporting collaborations, investing in skills development and stimulating action. We do this through our design events, our online community development and our investments into open design.
Our intention is to build a more connected community that has the ability to evolve design collaboratively. People are encouraged to publish designs, add to and modify the work of others, all of the time attributing each change to its creator. Each object has a lineage that can be traced to its originator and has the ability to grow and evolve into many things.Learn more
Instead of having larger manufacturers, we intend to have more manufacturers. The idea that every locality has its own producer means that the manufacturing profits stay local and the products themselves are more sustainable.