Designer Paul Loebach has taken the idea of flatpack furniture to a whole new level of easy. Instead of having to find and utilize pre-drilled holes or gluing joints together, his PEG chair simply fits together with peg-and-hole construction.
PEG is an acronym that Loebach built around the words “Parts Excluding Glue.” The chair can be assembled in a few minutes with nothing more than a rubber mallet to gently tap the pieces into place.
The natural birch wood used in the chair’s construction expands and contracts with weather changes. Each size change makes the joint connections a little tighter.
Loebach used custom-built CNC routers to form the chair’s eight parts. The resulting DIY chair kit could easily be shipped in a single box, taking up very little space.
It may sound like a slightly rickety way to build a chair, but once the peg-in-hole construction is completed the chair is quite sturdy. The design was first unveiled at NYC Design Week 2014.