werner aisslinger: ADD for flötotto at imm cologne 2013
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jan 17, 2013
werner aisslinger: ADD for flötotto at imm cologne 2013


 ’ADD’ modular furniture by werner aisslinger for flötotto
image courtesy of flötotto


werner aisslinger has collaborated with german brand FLÖTOTTO on a series of modular furniture objects. presented at imm cologne 2013,
‘ADD’ employs a unique plastic joint system (patent pending) which offers two major advantages: it allows one to connect individual timber profiles –
which also hide the hardware system – to form the structural frames of each piece; as well as bring forth a new and simple installation technique,
in which these components feature fasteners that easily clip onto and off other parts such as the front, side and back panels.
available in a range of colors and self-contained units, the implementation of this network allows the user to easily modify and extend the
furniture to various lengths, depths and widths according their needs.

 

ADD literally contains a ‘hidden hero’ since the highly complex joint is integrated into the load-bearing wooden elements in such a way
that it remains invisible from the outside. this gives the system an elegant, domestic look. offering all the benefits of a system,
ADD also works perfectly when used as a stand-alone unit
.’ – werner aisslinger

 

designboom met with the german designer to discuss the development of the hardware component and its implementation into
the modular furniture series:


werner aisslinger on designing ‘ADD’ for flötotto

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‘ADD’ modular furniture system by werner aisslinger on show at imm cologne 2013
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possible arrangement of modules
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low cabinet typology
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interior view of how the fasteners hold together the wooden profiles and panels, hidden within the individual furniture pieces
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hanging shelf arrangement
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detail of the unique plastic joint system
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panels are easily attached to the wooden frames via buttons
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werner aisslinger at imm cologne 2013
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installation view of ‘ADD’ at the flötotto stand at imm cologn 2013
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