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2017 WikiSeat Scholarship

Apply Now for the 2017 WikiSeat Scholarship to receive free* WikiSeat Catalysts for your public school’s classroom! What is it? The WikiSeat Catalyst is the structural support at the heart of every WikiSeat. The 2017 WikiSeat scholarship will awards a total of 100 WikiSeat Catalysts to between 5 and 10 …

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WikiSeat WikiZine

Exciting news! There is now a WikiSeat print zine available for your enjoyment. 46 pages of full color awesomness. This zine is a taste of brilliant creative open source furniture design from around the world. The first half of the zine highlights the community. Photos, sketches, essays, and quotes show the …

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2015 WikiSeat Scholarship

Apply now for the 2015 WikiSeat Scholarship to receive free* WikiSeat Catalysts for your public school’s classroom! What is it? The WikiSeat Catalyst is the structural support at the heart of every WikiSeat. The 2015 WikiSeat scholarship will awards a total of 100 WikiSeat Catalysts to between 5 and 10 classrooms. The …

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GOOD 100

There is an emerging identity crystallizing on our planet. People are increasingly considering their personal impact in a global light. This is how GOOD is describing the identity of a new global citizen. They have identified 100 people who represent this idea. Our very own Nicolas Weidinger and the WikiSeat …

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Creative Re-Use Of A Bridge

One half of the Bay Bridge was recently rebuilt, that’s the bridge between Oakland and San Francisco. While this shiny new bridge is mostly functional, and it happily accommodates commuters and travelers, the old half of the bridge remains suspended over the bay. The current plan is to tear the …

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A Seat For Plants

Among the many uses for seats, resting after a busy day is among the best. But people aren’t the only living things that need a rest. Sometimes house plants need to take a break from lazy or forgetful humans. This WikiSeat is a seat for plants. The legs of the …

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GPS WikiSeat Knows Where It Is

For a while now, I’ve been using Catalysts to make seats out of everything; car parts, picture frames, shopping bags, scrap wood, cardboard, etc. Its fun because you can make seats out of pretty much anything. This is a good way to explore the different design principles like form, function, …

Technology Builds Legacy

Imagine this: A group of students at a local high school use Catalysts to build seats. They are placed near tables in a park on the school grounds. 20 years later a student goes out to the park for lunch. She sees some interesting looking seats. They look comfortable enough, …