Never lose that wrench again: flatpack furniture is held together with magnets

Mag Ensemble
© Benjamin Vermeulen

We do love flatpack design, but often hate assembling it, over-tightening it and mucking up the wood, or worst of all, losing a nut or bolt. And then there is trying to disassemble if moving; sometimes it's impossible to get it apart.

Benjamin Vermeulen has solved this problem. His MAG (Magnetic Assisted Geometry) line of furniture simply snaps together with strong magnets.

The designer tells Dezeen:

Shipping furniture unassembled is more economical and more environmentally friendly, but flat-packed furniture is often made from low-grade material and its assembly is far from straightforward.

Because there are no threads to be stripped or parts to lose, it can be assembled and taken apart many times.

The chair is particularly clever; the steel seat and backrest snap onto the x-shaped wood frame. Watch the video to see it in action. More images in Dezeen.

MAGfurniture from Benjamin Vermeulen on Vimeo.

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