Niall Hedderman, 2012
The design world is about to undergo its biggest change since the industrial revolution. The advent of domestic manufacturing, such as 3D printing, and the rise of online culture are about to give ordinary people the ability to produce and share sophisticated physical objects on a massive scale.
For only the third time in human history, we may have the opportunity to completely change the way we relate to the design of physical objects. The creative amateur may no longer be limited to making one-off designs for themselves, nor will they be restricted to consuming products designed by others. This will come as a direct challenge to people who believe that only a few precious things are designed and that everything else just gets made.