The project

In 2016, the Cube invites schools to explore design and digital creation to learn more about the Makers movement through the Bien Fait Par Eux programme.

This new project allows students to reconsider the use of their daily class furniture by bringing innovation and new technologies in order to adapt it to their necessities and to new ways of learning. In doing so, children are brought to think about interactions between space, users and their different behaviors.

Each class build a prototype inspired by the existing furniture. In trying to respond to a problem of their school, they will create a collection of five pieces of furniture that will then be available as open-source models. Schools become an inspiration for the development of a collaborative project build along between five classes from schools in Boulogne Billancourt, Chaville, Issys-les-Moulineaux, Meudon and Ville d’Avray.

At a time when Fablabs, Do It Yourself(DIY), and Do It Together(DIT) are in constant gain of popularity, the project involves students and teachers in a remix of their daily environment. By bringing together pedagogic and creatives resources, the project also incites them to reflect on different usage scenarios and on the user’s experience in a school environment.

Five Original prototype

The 5th steps OF the project


Observing and analysing the uses of the furniture available in class rooms and schools


Defining necessities and functions of the prototype to be invented


Brainstorming and drawing sketches


Building the prototype, writing instructions and testing phase


Presenting each prototype at different events.