There are many ways to design something piece by piece – but most furniture designs appear as single objects when they are finished. At the other end of the spectrum, however, are works like this that celebrate their own additive assembly process and show it in the finished product.


Designed by furniture, product and interior designer Rob Southcott, this prototype uses local wood to create a kind of visual montage of individual drawers that add up to an eccentric whole.


Aptly named The Community, this is more an assembly of pieces than it is a defined hole. One could imagine adding (or subtracting) any number of elements from the mix and still feeling like the design was just as complete (or incomplete) as it is now.