Swedish designer Pål Rodenius sells sheets of plywood printed with the outlines of furniture components.
Users are required to cut out and assemble the furniture they need, using Rodenius’ patterns as a guide.
Called 2440×1220, Saw, Assemble, the project formed part of Rodenius’s degree at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.
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The information that follows is from the designer:
Pål Rodenius 2440×1220 Saw, assemble
In the project 2440×1220, Saw, Assemble I have been inspired by the Do It Yourself movement. DIY builds on the creativity of the individual, one’s capacity for initiative and one’s desire to realize one’s ideas. I have been inspired by sheets of pattern paper used in the manufacture of clothing, and my line of furniture is based on two‐dimensional patterns of furniture. The sections of the pieces of furniture are printed on and relate to a standard sheet of plywood.
In my project I provide tools for luring forth people’s ability to create and take their own initiatives. The project is aimed at those who are experienced in making furniture themselves and also those who have no experience at all. My intention is to encourage individual creativity and to communicate the idea that it is easy to create furniture.