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This Open Source Design Library is a by product of our experimental study called,
The 4th Dimension.
The objective is to use locally available materials consciously with minimum wastage. While promoting a DIY culture of making.
 
It has been formulated by a pool of designers that have come together and created this compilation of various objects and products. They range from furniture pieces, installations, modular shelters, jewellery, animal pods, and lighting.



Season 1 // The Initiation
The first collaboration took place in May 2020. Where 12 designers connected virtually, during the COVID 19 Lockdown for a month long exchange of conversations, ideas and processes.
S01 Designers:
Nayan Mote, Yash Pendse, Siddhesh Kadam, Faizan Khatri, Arko Saha, Varun Mehta, Shashank Ahuja, Samir Raut, Saumya Mutneja, Ashish NR, Dhruv Chavan, Harshita Jhamtani.

The library is being curated by ARC.HV and is open to external submissions.
To submit your design for the library click (here)

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

You are free to:
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Copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt
Remix, transform, and build upon the material


Under the following terms: Attribution
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Non-Commercial
You may not use the material for commercial purposes

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You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
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The Nudron Shelf
A Modular Shelving structural system. The design consists of 6 different repititve parts, composed in a single 8’x4’ plywood sheet.
The method of construction does not require tools, glue or screws.

Size: 1875(l) x 395(b) x 830(h) mm
Material: Plywood (12.5mm thick)
File Format: DXF

Designed by Varun Mehta

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Mod-Pod
mod - pod is a temporary and portable
cabin structure which is constructed out of
flat-pack and easy to assemble parts
for mobile and short-term situations.

Size: 8’(l) x 3.75’(b) x 7’(h)
Material: Plywood
File Format: DXF

Designed by Siddhesh Kadam (studio 823)

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House of Cards
Build before you discard. All you need is a deck of plastic playing cards. These playing give cards gives you a scope to build a bird-house to hang outside your window for sheltering small birds like sparrows. 13 combinations of interlocked cards can house a bird.

Size: 6” CUSQ
Material: Playing Cards
File Format: PDF

Designed by Yash Pendse 

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Flattels 
Paper Jewellery.
Tiny Paper Kund.
A smol lil orkie.


Size: 1.5” 
Material: 200GSM Paper
File Format: PDF

Designed by Arko Saha

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4XDINE
4Xdine was designed keeping sustainability in mind where, the least amount of material was used with minimum wastage, to create a set of furniture that can be used by as many people as possible. It comprises of one table and four stools made out of just one sheet of plywood. The 2D parts made of this sheet material make it easier to transport.

Size: 1200(l) x 800(b) x 770(h) mm
Material: Corrugated Card (2.5mm thick)
File Format: DXF

Designed by Nayan Mote

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Temporary Feline Foster Home
A temporary foster home for rescue cats that have been designed to have minimal carbon-footprint, from the choice of material to the manufacturing process and minimal transport requirements and can be easily assembled without any tools or glue. This product is made from recycled paper and is biodegradable.

Size: 450(l) x 250(b) x 350(h) mm
Material: Corrugated Card (2.5mm thick)
File Format: DXF

Designed by Shashank Ahuja

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make-a-mask
A mask that attaches to the frames of specs or sunglasses. Encourage making instead of hoarding.
Have fun, stay safe, make-a-mask.

Size: NA
Material: Reused Fabric
File Format: PDF

Designed by Dhruv Chavhan

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Pop-Up Table
An origami foldable table That can be easily assembled or collapsed into a flat sheet as required.

Size: 1000(l) x 1200(b) x 350(h) mm
Material: 7MM thk Corrugated Cardboard
File Format: DWG + STL

Designed by Ashish NR

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Step Wall Light
A stacked wall light created by using plywood (also the perfect solution to the leftover materials on interior sites). The light can be made from a wide range of materials with endless possibilities. The product comes together in 8 parts which are mirrored and a base plate.

Size: 200mm x 200mm
Material: Refurbished Plywood
File Format: DXF

Designed by Harshita Jhamtani

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The Scale Pack Sheet
This system attempts to reduce the amount and space consumed by conventional packaging methods. The sheet adapts to multiple objects, varying in size and shape while remaining reusable. The method explores the role of stabilizing the whole form using interlocking clips made from the same material.

Size: A3
Material: Tyvek paper
File Format: PDF and DXF

Designed by Saumya Mutneja

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Blinkers

Working from home and online meetings has become a new normal in this pandemic. One disadvantage of attending such online webinars and meetings is letting others peep in our home, which is quite annoying sometimes!  This simple product can block the side views and can also block the camera to prevent malware to record and invade our privacy unauthorisedly.

Size:  45-50(l) x 30(b) x 30(h) mm
Material: Laminated card paper (200-250 gsm)
File Format: DWG

Designed by Rahul Malandkar (apt-studio)

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the ALTER

The ALTER is about transformation. It calls upon the trend of upcycling, or creative reuse, in order to transform waste into a new product. An obtuse television cardboard box is transformed into something sleek, sturdy and unique. The ALTER’s design is angular, mirroring the cardboard box that it's made from, but softened through the sleek slenderness of the design.

Size: 340(l) x 480(b) x 630(h) mm 
Material: 6.25mm thk corrugated card
File Format: DWG

Designed by Amaory Portorreal

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