The furniture industry is changing and there are two main factors that are driving the change: shrinking living spaces and mass customisation. People living in smaller homes are largely dissatisfied with the traditional, chunky style of furniture that can’t be tailored to meet their needs. The Dotdotdot.frame has been developed to counter this problem. This highly compact and customisable furniture system extends outwards only 4cm and gives its owner access to billions of configurations. Unlike any other furniture system on the market, it has been designed to adapt to the needs and preference of the modern individual.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Smaller living spaces need imaginative storage solutions that look good, perform well and go the distance. A highly customisable, space-saving dotdotdot.frame made from hardwearing ash wood gained from sustainable sources. From bookshelves for a busy family home to hallway organisers with somewhere to hang a hat, the frame comes with 96 holes and an expanding range of accessories. This gives user complete creative involvement when it comes to the construction of their product.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
A dotdotdot.frame can be anchored to a wall with fixing pegs or lean against it. No tools are required to change shelves or accessory fixtures. Shelves are simply laid upon small pegs that are plugged into frame, and pegs are held fast by silicone rings that fit between those and the frame.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Project development started in November 2014 in London and was completed by August 2015. The product was exhibited during the London Design Festival at Tent London in Sept 2015.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Ash beams are planned and then drilled using custom cnc machine. Joints are done with domino. Frames are clamped in custom jig.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
2000 mm x 740 mm x 40mm
modular furniture, evolving furniture, customisable furniture,
The furniture was designed with the objective of improving the versatility of traditional furniture. Research has shown that when people move house, old furniture becomes unsuitable in terms of fit and function. Moving into fully furnished homes also means that old furniture becomes unnecessary. The aim was to create a highly flexible system that could adapt to an individual’s modern lifestyle. Thus the shape had to be compact and simple enough to leave space for the imagination, inviting the owner to explore the piece’s creative potential.
The main difficulty was finding the right proportions so accessories could be fixed on both horizontally and vertically. This was vital in order to keep functionality fluid and allow the piece to be transformed according to the needs and whims of the owner.
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Image #1: Photographer Dan Lysenko, dotdotdot.frame, 2015
Image #2: Photographer Dan Lysenko, dotdotdot.frame, 2015
Image #3: Photographer Dan Lysenko, dotdotdot.frame, 2015
Image #4: Photographer Dan Lysenko, dotdotdot.frame, 2015
Video credits: Editor Leonid Davydov, dotdotdot.frame, 2015
Copyright belong to Leonid Davydov, 2015