You can submit a design either on-line or at one of our events. We stream our events live over our website so if you can’t be there in person, feel fee to get your own group together, and link up with us. Designs should work out to be less than 450 grams, pack flat and be assembled easily.
Why you should design with us
Here are some reasons why you would work with us:
- We offer 12.5 percent of the profit made in each sale to the designer(s) of that product.
- We try to promote the designers of our products as much as possible. The designer gets their own page linked to their product(s), and can upload their CVs, website link etc.
- We save another 12.5 percent of company profits for future open-design investments, free education and training.
- We want to contribute to the free education community and invest in other projects like our own.
- We try to produce as locally as possible (always looking for producers near you) this means that the profits for manufacture stay local and there is less embodied energy in distribution.
- We aim to develop a community through skill sharing. This means that we are developing part of the site to allow designers to post ‘How to’s’, videos, design files, links to other skills sites etc. to stitch people together in the design community.
- If your design is produced by us, we send you a free unit.
Things the Designer should kow
We believe that creativity and innovation are based on the exchange of ideas. That is why every design file produced is freely accessible to anyone who enters the site. The designs can be downloaded, modified, and re-produced by others. The designer gets to choose the level licence from 2 Creative Commons models:
Our other option is CC nc-by-sa. This means that anybody can copy, distribute or use your design work as long as they don’t sell it, and they clearly attribute you as the designer(s). We make an exception for designer to produce and sell their own products on their websites and otherwise we can make other agreements case by case in consultation with the designers.
The intention is to build a more connected community that has the ability to evolve design collaboratively. People are encouraged to publish scripts, add, hack and modify the work of others, all of the time attributing each change to its creator and share their improved designs under a Creative Commons license.