Modular furniture system / 2013 / Diploma project
This project originally started as an extensive theory work about reusing objects. The thesis deals with topics such as sharing and reselling things, product life cycles, reusability, temporary usage and the balancing act between universal applicability and the individual user. To put the mass of abstract theory into practice, as a second part of the project a modular furniture system was developed.
Simple, industrially produced elements can be configured to a wide range of furniture pieces – for example tables in various formats, seating elements and storage units. Five different steel square-type tube modules are connected with specifially developed connection pieces, holding them in place. To complete, suitable boards are added to create seat, table top or shelf surface.
The single elements of the furniture system are available in different colours and materials. Similar to playing with colourful building blocks, the modularisation becomes the visual theme of the objects, and the temporary character is emphasized. This thereby created unique colour and material combination gives each object its individual character going beyond the purpose of pure functionality.