The self-manufacturing practice represents a perfect meeting place between culture of doing and design culture, between handicraft’s practices and theories about design. The designer and the craftsman become a unit and they try to use local products and materials in order to keep an economic relationship with the territory. The current economic situation shows that the system is going to collapse; it shows also the necessity of production forms which respond to the end users’ demands. This practice is increasing sharply in response to the complexity of the current economic panorama; it coincides the designer’s individual affirmation with the affirmation of his own trademark by exploring production, communication and marketing territories. The self-manufacturing is having great results all over the world and it’s the consequence of the desire to be independent from the laws of the market in order to make the designers free to express themselves.