This Flat-Pack Furniture Line Is A Frequent Mover’s Best Friend
Moving is the bane of a tenant’s existence. Should I count the ways? From negotiating hairpin turns on stairwells to squeezing through narrow doors and shipping hundreds of dollars to a guy with a van, everything is pretty terrible.
Designers have experimented with how furniture can alleviate some of these headaches, and much of it depends on flat-pack designs that are designed to be quickly assembled and disassembled. (See this collapsible living room, that Detroit-made bed frame, and that couch you can FedEx.)
Sam Wrigley, a Falmouth University graduate, is one of the youngest to come up with a clever and engaging furniture system for those who quickly cycle through homes. CRISSCROSS is a kit of parts made from FSC-certified wooden peg panels coated with child-safe plant-based wax, with aluminum feet, joints and nuts that insert or screw in without tools. Even better? The entire system is modular. This means that you can expand certain parts if you suddenly need more storage space and return them to their original smaller size when the footprint becomes more appealing.
The collection includes a bedside table ($ 115), a desk ($ 150), a single cabinet ($ 160), a double cabinet ($ 215), a single cabinet ($ 230), and a double cabinet ($ 350). Shipping is expected in September 2016 – and unfortunately only to the European Union. To find out more about the project, visit the Kickstarter campaign, which officially starts on May 17th.
Correction: An earlier version incorrectly stated that the feet, joints and nuts were made of plastic. They are made of aluminum.