Italian-Japanese Studio Minale-Maeda has come up with a little clever design that allows people anywhere in the world to make their own furniture. Their versatile Keystone connectors can be used to quickly and easily fasten together different parts. The tiny sculptural fitting can be either shipped from their Rotterdam studio, or 3D printed as an open source design.
Keystones are light, 3D printed parts that can be created on-site, so DIYers can create their own furniture using locally available materials. The tiny connector can be easily tightened with a standard screwdriver to turn assorted pieces of wood or old furniture parts into brand new tables, coat racks, and other items.
This fantastic idea not only empowers users as furniture makers, it also cuts down on emissions and the need for big box stories stores, bringing design into the hands of the public.
Via Design Milk
Photos by Studio Minale-Maeda