Flat-Packed Furniture Features Tool-Free DIY Construction


Forget flimsy cardboard boxes, think flat pack plywood furniture: cabinets, wardrobes, dressers, desks, chairs and tables – all able to be pulled apart anytime without removing a single screw or fastener, then fold neatly into a nearly paper-thin pile of parts.

Oli Johann Asmundsson has designed a compelling collection of kitchen, office, bedroom and living room furniture around these simple core themes: ease of construction, assembly and transportation. Material savings are made in many of these products as well via perfectly-considered patterns leaving little to no extra scraps.

Plywood is a cheap material to begin with, and making flat cuts into it is hardly difficult – most of these could be created just as easily from DIY templates and made by amateurs at home. Packed flat, these pieces are highly portable and of course can be put together surface-by-surface without tools or complex instructions. A strikingly uniform aesthetic connects these various pieces despite differences in shape, size, color and purpose – a stylistic by-product of the design and manufacturing processes behind them.

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