FutureCityLab Berlin Opening at AEDES gallery


If you are in Berlin, make sure to stop by the AEDES Gallery to see the FutureCityLab exhibition. The exhibition will run until July 2nd with weekly workshops and lectures focused the latest ideas to future of the city.


Share Your Thoughts on the Future City 

We helped develop a tweet printer for the round table at the FutureCityLab exhibition so that you can interact with the visitors. Just send your tweets: QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE, YOUR IDEAS, YOUR CONCERNS, YOUR FORESIGHT to the exhibition mentioning “#FutureCityLab” or writing directly to “@FutureCityLab”

The OpenFurniture arrived in time for the opening ;)

Join our joint workshop with AEDES,FutureCityLabDesign 2.0 Meet up and Architectuul in order to built up the furniture and design the next revision.

The workshop will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of June.

OpenFurniture Prototypes

OpenSimSim and Eternit have completed prototype models for the Tumblr Stool and Folding Chair. There is only one minor error with the Tumblr Stool, but everything else is coming together quite well. We are finishing up a prototype model for the Folding Stool and we will be ready to exhibit the final designs at the Future City Lab exhibit in Berlin.

Open Furniture

Over the last four weeks, OpenSimSim has crowdsourced designs for FutureCityLab in partnership with Eternit, Aedes Gallery, and BMW Guggenheim Lab in Berlin. We are proud to announce the three designs that will be fabricated and showcased at the exhibit. The designs are:

Tumblr Stool / Joshua Perez

Stacking Chair / Bruno Pereira

Folding Stool / Kyle Rogler

Phase 2 of OpenFurniture will start after the Future City Lab exhibit. The feedback generated from the crowd will provide the starting point for the next series of ideas and improvements to the open source design. Thank you to all of the collaborators and designers that have helped in generating such incredible ideas! The first phase has been documented by Bruno Pereira in this booklet:

For the last three weeks OpenSimSim project OpenFurniture has received and designed ideas to the chair/stool for the Future City Lab exhibition in Berlin. Which one of them you think that have more potencial to be built for the exhibition? Help us choosing 2 designs and make part of the design process! 

Vote here

Join us to decide, share your opinion and knowledge!



Sandwich Stool

By using a 1200mm x 1300mm sheet of material we are able to construct support ribs (sheets) that could be attached together in various ways, ie. glue, screws, tension bands, etc. By using nearly all of the material per sheet, we would maximize our output and be able to produce 19 stools, per 30 square meters of material.

Joshua Perez & Bruno Pereira, OSS New York & Portugal

Sandwich Stool

By using a 1200mm x 1300mm sheet of material we are able to construct support ribs (sheets) that could be attached together in various ways, ie. glue, screws, tension bands, etc. By using nearly all of the material per sheet, we would maximize our output and be able to produce 19 stools, per 30 square meters of material.

Joshua Perez & Bruno Pereira, OSS New York & Portugal

Folding Chair


Following OpenSimSim’s discussion with Marcel Bilow, the Folding Chair utilizes the 3F technology and weaving techniques. Four concrete panels can be cut from 1 sqm of material and have the rubber strips blind riveted. A series of holes will be water-jetted and strung together with nylon cord. What do you think?

Kyle Rogler - OSS Kansas