Modos: Tool-free modular furniture reconfigures itself effortlessly (Video)

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From stacking cubes to LEGO-inspired recycled modules, there's a mind-boggling diversity to modular furniture that can adapt to almost any situation. Simple but versatile, the Modos system of modular furniture uses a series of aluminum clips for assembly -- making it capable of transforming into anything from shelving, to tables, seating and even a standing desk.

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Created by Brooklyn industrial designers Matt Tyson and Andrew Personette, Modos is made with FSC-certified, formaldehyde-free, three-quarter inch thick plywood with solid birch and alder veneer cores. Modos is designed as a flat pack system that can be easily shipped. Based on a somewhat hexagonal shape, Modos is meant to be stacked and clipped with the anodized aluminum connectors into different configurations. The panels come pre-finished in either a maple or walnut veneer.

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© Modos
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Best of all, there's no need for tools; Modos is meant to be snapped together and unsnapped apart continuously, to be carried along to the next destination that you'll call home. Its rectilinear shape also means there's very little waste (less than 5 percent). More about the connectors via their successfully funded Kickstarter campaign:

We designed the connectors to friction fit with the boards. By inserting a ¾” board into the connector, the aluminum is forced to flex and compress on the neighboring board, further increasing the friction. The properties of the hexagon forms reinforce each other, creating inherently strong structures.

Kudos for Modos' inherent simplicity and emphasis on waste-reduction; more about Modos on their website and on their Kickstarter page.

Tags: Brooklyn | Furniture

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