Friday, July 6, 2007

Ponoko: Make your own furniture

I ran into this at the Core77 Blog.
http://www.ponoko.com/blog/

You may be used to sending out your PowerPoint to Kinkos for printing, binding, and shipping. If you had furniture to design, you can now send it to Ponoko where you can
...take advantage of the online tool where designs are uploaded for a local Ponoko factory to churn out and send to you as an actual realization.

Great concept, even better blog

3 comments:

Steven Kempton said...

Thanks for the kind words Jose!

Nic said...

Thanks for the comment Jose. We're pretty stoked with how Ponoko's coming along. Ponoko’s now entered the next stage in that we’ve gone from ‘concept’ to reality! As in a real life object, made by Ponoko, but designed and created by one of the awesome few who are helping beta test.
By checking out our blog, link below, you’ll see the stunning table made from cherry wood and rimu (native NZ wood) designed and built by Jeffrey. As you can read on Jeffrey’s blog, this is his first ever effort at designing and making furniture! Jeff is a Graphic Designer and Fine Artist but the considerable woodworking skill to make four identical curved table legs is not yet something he’d had a chance to master. Ponoko removed all that difficulty for him and let him focus on creating something unique and personal. How awesome is this table, his blog responses so far to date have been just superb.
This is such a great start to where Ponoko wants to be - being the perfect medium to amazing designers and personal creations that can be available to all within this fantastic virtual environment.

http://www.ponoko.com/blog/

Nic said...

Thanks for the comment Jose. We're pretty stoked with how Ponoko's coming along. Ponoko’s now entered the next stage in that we’ve gone from ‘concept’ to reality! As in a real life object, made by Ponoko, but designed and created by one of the awesome few who are helping beta test.
By checking out Thanks for the comment Jose. We're pretty stoked with how Ponoko's coming along. Ponoko’s now entered the next stage in that we’ve gone from ‘concept’ to reality! As in a real life object, made by Ponoko, but designed and created by one of the awesome few who are helping beta test.
By checking out our blog, link below, you’ll see the stunning table made from cherry wood and rimu (native NZ wood) designed and built by Jeffrey. As you can read on Jeffrey’s blog, this is his first ever effort at designing and making furniture! Jeff is a Graphic Designer and Fine Artist but the considerable woodworking skill to make four identical curved table legs is not yet something he’d had a chance to master. Ponoko removed all that difficulty for him and let him focus on creating something unique and personal. How awesome is this table, his blog responses so far to date have been just superb.
This is such a great start to where Ponoko wants to be - being the perfect medium to amazing designers and personal creations that can be available to all within this fantastic virtual environment. By checking out:

http://www.ponoko.com/blog/

you’ll see the stunning table made from cherry wood and rimu (native NZ wood) designed and built by Jeffrey. As you can read on Jeffrey’s blog, this is his first ever effort at designing and making furniture! Jeff is a Graphic Designer and Fine Artist but the considerable woodworking skill to make four identical curved table legs is not yet something he’d had a chance to master. Ponoko removed all that difficulty for him and let him focus on creating something unique and personal. How awesome is this table, his blog responses so far to date have been just superb.
This is such a great start to where Ponoko wants to be - being the perfect medium to amazing designers and personal creations that can be available to all within this fantastic virtual environment.