Mr. Vander Kooij predicts a time will come when we will all email our furniture orders to a local robot or 3D printer and watch it being made—a bit like we watch our photos cascading into the flap at the drugstore now.
“I was aware that this is controversial,” says Mr. Grima, who cites the American, do-it-yourself Maker Movement as his inspiration. “The ethos of the Maker Movement is collaboration, collective good and technology,” he says. “It’s also about celebrating design, because here you design it and physically make it yourself as well. This has huge implications for the future of manufacturing.”
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