Open Design is a website that lets you download and print out furniture designs for free.
You can't use a regular printer to print out a sheet of metal or wood for these pieces, but instead you would use a CNC or a laser cutter to 'print' out your materials. This interesting idea opens doors for even more creative designs, which will push the furniture-design boundary to even greater heights.
Implications - The credit crunch has left even the wealthiest consumer wary of their purchases, prompting companies to offer more affordable alternatives. Things like the Open Design print out furniture do this by boasting a more temporary fix that involves much more customization. This way, consumers can indulge in something unique while still saving themselves from spending a pretty penny.