Ah, Tetris. First released in 1984, this classic game might never die despite the pace at which technology moves these days because people love the concept so much. The tile-matching puzzle video game challenges us to find pieces that fit together just right, and if you play it enough, you start looking at the objects around you in a whole new way.
The configurations available to a designer using a four-piece grid are considerably varied, as the creators of the popular classic Tetris discovered long ago. It was only a matter of time before someone like Diego Silverio applied the same spatial tactics in real-life tetris furniture design.
The storage spaces provided in the individual pieces accommodate various sizes and shapes of items and create surfaces for setting objects on in the process. Their individual but coordinated colors reinforce their status as stand alone pieces as well as parts of a larger whole. One doesn’t necessarily look odd without the others, but together, they offer virtually unlimited options for assembly and arrangement. You could easily find yourself repeatedly rearranging your furniture just for fun.
One of the greatest things about this Tetris inspired furniture set is that you do not have to be a geek or have even heard of Tetris to appreciate the potential and ingenuity of this design strategy – though they are still conceptual, it is easy to envision these furniture items available as cheap real-life dorm-room furniture options available at a local store. In fact, isn’t it a wonder IKEA hasn’t jumped on a concept like this?
Here’s the description of the project from designer Diego Silverio:
“Tetris Furniture – This furniture is based in the tetris game. Each piece is a part of the game and has a different function. This project was made in partnership with Helder Filipov.”