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Mozilla Factory

This flexible office takes ‘Open Source’ software as its inspiration.

Mozilla Factory


July 4th, 2013

Nosigner has designed a flexible work studio for Mozilla in Japan that is minimal and pared down, but look closer, and you will discover that there are deeper layers to this project that engage not just the occupiers of this workspace, but the public at large.

Mozilla Factory

’Open Source’ software forms the inspiration for this space. Just as the software enables users to develop and improve the programmes they use, Nosigner has given the users the ability to improve and adapt the environment in which they work.

This democratic approach to design extends to the public at large. Nosigner has chosen to use materials that are easily accessible and affordable, and made the design instructions for the furniture they have created public so anyone and everyone can use them, and adapt and improve on them to serve their own needs.

Mozilla Factory

In the Mozilla Factory, corner modules, polycarbonate panels and logistic palettes are the main elements.

Mozilla Factory

The raised floor is made out of plastic palette units covered with wood panels.

Mozilla Factory

Corner modules help form the essential space elements such as a desk, a shelf and a lampshade, and all the drawings and making processes are up on the web for all to see.

Mozilla Factory

Polycarbonate panels are used as moveable partitions, enabling users to easily change the spatial program for different purposes such as lectures and workshops.

Mozilla Factory

The translucent quality of the panels also promotes a sense of ’openness’, a key word used by Mozilla Factory “to encourage acts of creation among people”.

Mozilla Factory


Mozilla Factory is a shortlist in this year’s INSIDE awards. Final judging takes place in October in Singapore.

Details of this year’s shortlist coming up!

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