“Open Kite” aims to show people how sharing-based design can have a positive impact on their lives. Basically, the project simplifies the process of making a kite so that anyone can do it, and shares the design data in a format that people can use with 3D printers. In this way, this project is pioneering a new field called “shared design.” Oh Se-hun was inspired by the Little Shining Man kite constructed by Heather Peak and Ivan Morison. The huge kite is comprised of carbon-fiber rods and composite fabrics, and is too complicated for most people to build. This led Oh to develop a design for a kite that is more durable and easier to make. Users can download the file, print the rods of the kite using a 3D printer, and create a kite in the shape and size they want. It is also foldable, making it much easier to store and transport.


  • Title: Open Kite
  • Creator: Oh Se-hun
  • Location: 2017GwangjuDesignBiennale
  • Physical Dimensions: (V9) 84×62×84cm, (V10) 120×5×84cm, (V11) 145×21×152cm
  • Type: Kite
  • Medium: 3D printed ABS, ripstop nylon

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