AtFAB Digitally Manufactured Furniture
AtFAB is customizable furniture, which you can digitally manufacture from any off-the-shelf sheet material that can be cut by a CNC router, laser cutter or water jet. Each piece is comprised of simple, flat interlocking parts, which anyone can intuitively put together with simple hardware. Click to learn more, customize and download.
In Development: The Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA
An adaptive reuse of a 300,000 mill building in Williamsport, PA that once manufactured Keds Sneakers. The design is implemented through a series of tactical, incremental construction build outs, that support bottom up community growth, phased business expansion, and staged funding from investors, tax credits and financing.
In Development: Shenandoah Mountain House
A weekend house designed for a Washington DC couple on a stunning and remote mountaintop in West Virginia. The design takes advantage of unobstructed 270 degree views of the Shenandoah Mountains, while addressing difficult site access, a short construction season, limited labor force and shoestring budget.
AtFAB Teams Up with OpenDesk
We are delighted to announce that we’re joining forces with OpenDesk.cc to distribute AtFAB Open Source furniture files. We are bringing the entire AtFAB furniture design library to OpenDesk’s powerful Open Source product showroom.
Learn more about our collaboration and what's in store next on our blog.
'A Mies for All' at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Filson and Rohrbacher were recently honored to join Matthijs Bouw of One Architecture, Artist Pierre Bismuth, Ben van Berkel of UN Studio, Jelle Feringa and the Self-Building Building team for a conversation about new technologies and new business models for architects at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
Together, we presented business cases to a panel of entrepreneurs, developers and business consultants in a 'Dragons Den' format for critique on feasibility. Watch the video. Find photos of the event here.
Incremental Change Exhibit at MIT
"Incremental Change" was recently exhibited at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture+Planning Keller Gallery. The installation and upcoming publication is a status report on the increasing global reach of AtFAB's distributed manufacturing model.
More information can be found on our blog.
MakerBot Industries Headquarters
Filson and Rohrbacher recently designed, fabricated and installed more than two dozen AtFAB pieces for MakerBot's new Headquarters in Brooklyn.
Read more about the design, research, and fabrication of pieces for MakerBot's new home.
AtFAB in The Economist
Journalist Sally Davies features AtFAB in "Mass Bespoke" on The Economist Schumpeter blog on business and management. In her piece, she describes the potentials of AtFAB's distributed manufacturing, open source, and emerging business model for design.