Creative types and design enthusiasts tend to have all kinds of spare interesting objects hanging around the house, just waiting to be transformed into something cool. But figuring out what to do with all of that random stuff can be a problem, particularly for those of us with limited DIY skills. There’s a big difference between having an idea in your mind and being able to turn it into a physical reality.
Loose Joints is a project from design school graduate Joscha Weiand that lets anyone create furniture, storage or nearly anything else imaginable with objects they already own.
The Loose Joints set consists of simple wooden poles and white plastic connectors that are about the size of dice. These components are mass produced but can be used to create completely unique objects that are purely yours.
Joscha Weiand has created plenty of fantastic inventions with the kit already: pendant lights, clocks, chairs, tables, and storage objects, to name a few. Most require several sets of poles and connectors to complete, but the only limit to what you can create is your own imagination.
Using the poles, connectors and any number of objects already on hand, the kit allows you to let your creativity take over. The set is like a grown-up version of kids’ building toys, but the result is useful as well as fun.
Looking at the photos might give you all sorts of ideas for things you could build with a modular kit of parts like this. Some of the items are practical, while others are a little strange, like the clock with a plunger standing in for a standard pendulum weight. What would you make if you had the kit to experiment with?
Joscha Weiand graduated from Denmark’s Design Academy Eindhoven in 2012 and is known for his creative and usual design projects.