5 Businesses That Turn Customers into Designers

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Studio David Graas

Avant-garde Dutch designer David Graas recently unveiled Everything But the Manual, a $150 kit that lets you build furniture and accessories (including the basket shown to the left) using 32 identical oak building blocks, along with nuts and bolts. There's one thing missing: instructions. Graas hopes the kit will inspire ingenuity among buyers. "It's a challenge," Graas says. "You have to use your brain."