Sketch Chair is probably the most complete application I´ve seen so far compared with some other similar tools featured here, created by Greg Saul an industrial design graduate Sketch Chair is a very complete interface that allow users quickly design furniture by simply drawing some lines, one of the most remarkable things I see is the implementation of a physics library normally used for video games, to test the stability of the pieces and also make some basic ergonomic studies.
If you want to try out the application and see more content and images please visit Greg Saul’s website.
Description (from the site)
“Sketch Chair” is a exploration in using computation and medications online rapid manufacturing techniques to allow users to design and build their own products or in this case their own chairs.
The Sketch Chair software allows a novice users to take part in the entire process of designing and building their own chairs. Chairs are designed using a simple 2D sketch-based interface and design validation tools. Thereafter chairs are fabricated from sheet materials cut by a laser cutter, CNC milling machine or papercutters.
A collaboration with JST ERATO Design UI Project in Tokyo.
– Processing (Eclipse)
– jBullet Physics