Whilst working at Ordinary Ltd, I was tasked with creating a collection of flat pack furniture that was easy to assemble and disassemble. My starting point for this project was to first analyse the process of putting flat pack furniture together, what are the problems, challenges and frustrations we face during this process.
The core problem I found with flat pack furniture was the large number of small parts that were easily lost in the process, which led me to focus on the joints that hold it together. My solution was a bespoke joint held together with tension, with one pin to hold it in place. These joints, not only make it very easy to assemble, but also became the central aesthetic feature that tied the whole collection together.