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This is a modular furniture system that allows you to create any furniture you need or wanted. Designed by Matthew Tyson, Modos comes in flat pack and can be assembled easily without any tool. Just think what you want and start connect the boards and the connectors. You can see one of the configuration on this video. More description by Matthew Tyson:

Modos is a tool free furniture system that uses connectors and boards to make anything you want. We created Modos because there are a lot of things wrong with traditional furniture. First of all, assembling furniture is a hassle. Many friendships have been lost over assembling flat-pack furniture. Not only that, but the end product usually ends up being disappointing. Most flat-pack furniture is extremely low quality and isn’t meant to last. In addition, out of the box furniture is limited to one thing, or costs an exorbitant amount if you want to go custom. We thought there was a better option. That’s why we invented Modos.

How it works:

The Connectors – After extensive research and numerous iterations, we have simplified the hardware down to 3 extruded aluminum profiles. The extrusions are cut into 1” sections, surface finished, and clear anodized (with the possibility of colors).

The Boards – We use sustainably harvested, FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) furniture grade plywood, laminated with formaldehyde free glue, made by Columbia Forest Products. The plywood is pre-finished with maple or walnut veneers. The boards are made from 15 layers of wood, totaling ¾” thick, making them extremely strong and durable.

The Geometry – We designed the connectors to friction fit with the boards. By inserting a ¾” board into the connector, the aluminum is forced to flex and compress on the neighboring board, further increasing the friction. The properties of the hexagon forms reinforce each other, creating inherently strong structures.

The Benefits:

Tool Free – No more missing allen wrenches and strained relationships. Furniture assembly is hassle free with our easy to use hardware connectors. Simply snug the connectors and boards together

Made to Change – Whether you’re moving to a new place or think your shelf might be better suited as a coffee table, we’ve got you covered. Our furniture is easily reconfigurable to whatever suits your needs. Get creative.

High Durability – The solid birch and alder veneer cores result in superior strength and high structural integrity. Similarly, the anodized aluminum connectors allow for constant assembly and disassembly.

Eco-Friendly – All our wood is sustainably sourced and FSC-Certified to minimize environmental impact. In addition, straight rectilinear forms keep our waste very low, typically less than 5% (mostly sawdust). The flat pack nature of Modos makes shipping incredibly effective. At the end of the life of the product the wood components can be industrially composted and the connectors can simply be recycled with your municipal recycling service.

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