Parametric standardization is a bundling of outcomes based on a research project that focusses on the aspects of how 3D printing could exist in a future economy. Research was done in theoretical and aesthetic direction. Outcomes were two series of furniture, based on 3D printed connectors used in combination with rough material. Parametric standardization revolves around shape and size independent design, which leads to location and material independent design. One can imagine printing connectors that fit standard metric material in Europe, where connectors in the USA should fit imperial measurements. A parametric standardized design would fit both, depending on the selected input.
Aspects such as design based on database connection and user influenced, had their outcome in a proof of concept piece of software. The theory is that databases used by companies for keeping track of materials they’re selling and buying, are used as input for parametric standardized designs. This gives users influence in the final aesthetic and pricing of an object, dependent on what’s available in hooked up databases. This lead to a rough image of how an economy would work where objects would be virtual and created ad hoc, dependent on available local rough material.