Now, furniture that assembles on its own

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 14:17

Washington: A Dutch designer has developed gen-next flat-pack furniture which snaps together in minutes without the need for tools.

Dubbed Magnetic Assisted Geometry (MAG), Benjamin Vermeulen`s furniture, which consists of a chair, a table, and a cabinet, could be the future of flat-pack or ready-to-assemble furniture.

Flat-pack furniture is popular among consumers that wish to save money on their furniture purchases by assembling the product on their own. However, it still requires use of tools such as drills and screws.
The new furniture is easily put together by magnets that snap the pieces shut, so no tools are necessary.

"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," said Vermeulen.

The new furniture, made from steel and wood, can be assembled and disassembled without losing its initial structural integrity, `Dezeen` reported.
This means you can take it apart if you are moving or selling it on. And replacing parts is easy since they come right off and reattach with the same ease, Vermeulen said.

Vermeulen designed the collection for his graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven and presented it during Dutch Design Week in October.


First Published: Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 14:17

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