Everything from chaises and armchairs to dividers, hangers, shelves, tables and benches … can be built from a single recognizable shape: an elegantly curved line, often associated with the traditional throw-and-return boomerang.
Developed by Atmosfera, there is more to this flat-packable form than meets the eye. Consider damage, for instance – fixing furniture is not always fun or easy, but swapping out a single element in a uniform series is a relatively simple process.
Shipping and storage are also made cheaper and more efficient, since the parts break down, pack flat and nest with one another. It is kind of like Ikea hacking, but taken to a new level of streamlined modularity.
Oil-impregnated Croatian oak, weighing less than a half-kilogram per piece, forms the basis for this construction system. Stainless steel fittings allow the user to join them with strength and durability. So far, it is in early development phases, but assuming the designers find a business partner to help fund and manufacture the elements, these may soon start flying off the shelves (so to speak).
“Concept – one element, infinite possibilities
ATMOSFERA has invented and produced ONE element which can form many usable items. By combining and stacking the same element, it’s possible to assemble a large number of functional objects such as: armchair, chair, chaise, table, bench, partition, hanger etc. The fact that there is a large number of combinations to be compiled, allows for innovation on the part of the assembler. We designed such an element and we called it boomerang. Boomerang is, therefore, also fun. ONE is fun !”
The product is lightweight, convenient to handle and can be used an infinite number of times. It is multifunctional, safe and easy to maintain. Using the product can be illustrated by a simple graphical representation.”
Form and function of the product is suited to human use. It was designed to provide ergonomic employment in all positions. It is made of 100% natural oak wood. Furniture made of boomerangs is very pleasant to touch and creates a natural balance between a person and an object.”
Apart from being made from quality materials, the main quality of this product is its easy assembly and disassembly–transformation from the set of basic elements into objects of everyday use, as needed. If someone is no longer interested in an armchair, he can simply rearrange it into a table or a bench, and so on. The product is sized and shaped to be firm, strong, durable, multifunctional and aesthetically interesting. Structure, form and major functions define the final product. The assumption is extremely high durability, which is a fundamental property of our source materials: oak and stainless steel.”