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.
“A playful take on the consideration of shipping chairs as compact and efficiently as possible, ‘PEG’ is formulated around the acronym, ‘Parts Excluding Glue’. Originally shown in Nyc design week 2014, the chair prototype was made using custom built CNC routers in collaboration with Makers Anonymous.”
About the designer:
“Paul Loebach is a furniture and product designer based in New York City and Berlin, Germany. Paul’s background comes from traditional woodworking, handed down from a lineage of family craftsman. He applies his hands-on material approach to a design philosophy that covers a range of industrially manufactured objects from furniture and lighting, to everyday household products.”
“Paul’s design focuses on materials, experience, and the emotive meaning of objects. His practice stems from a belief that each design presents a unique opportunity to invoke change, and to adapt objects to the functional needs of our ever-evolving lifestyles.”