crisscross adaptable furniture is easy to build, take apart and move again
(above) small cupboard kit
all images courtesy of crisscross




when it comes to moving, we all know there nothing’s quite as frustrating as furniture. it’s hard to build, a pain to take apart, and a nightmare to move. that’s why a recent graduate of falmouth university set out to create something better. in his final year of studying, sam wrigley came up with an idea for a range of furniture that would make moving easier and more enjoyable. to turn his idea into reality, he founded his first company: ‘we’ve spent the last 9 months designing, prototyping and developing crisscross.’


video courtesy of crisscross




crisscross is a range of adaptable furniture that’s easy to build, take apart and move again. ‘we wanted to create a range of furniture that would adapt to people’s lives, rather than tying them down.’ because of its modular design, you can create almost anything to fit your space, and when you don’t need it anymore, you can change it into something new.

the range of furniture can be adapted to different environments




the project is currently seeking funds and it will launch a campaign on kickstarter at 10am on the 17th may and runs for 30 days. sam says, ‘we’re incredibly excited to finally share crisscross furniture with the world. we just hope everyone loves it as much as we do!’ kickstarter backers will be able to get crisscross before anyone else, and at a reduced price.

desk kit

the pieces are made only from wood that comes from sustainable forests

crisscross set


video courtesy of crisscross

bedside table kit 

there’s only a handful of parts

choose from natural, red, grey and black



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Definitely looks like the OpenStructures concept, but far less complete…
    Why ordering these when you can build/create/cut/print all these parts nowadays?
    Consumerisim? Maybe… Although, I got to say it looks well finished and the link parts seem well designed.

    Licata Alexandre says:
  • Licata Alexander/
    Because users don’t want to think how and where to build/create/cut/print and don’t have time. Are real people prepared? May they will be…but not yet. We need products tot fix to how people do thinks now; OpenStructres, 3d printings bla bla = mainly school projects. Congratulations Crisscooss

    jpm says:
  • Thanks for your comments Licata and JPM,

    Our plan is to also offer just the components—brackets, hinges, lock-nuts, feet and handles—without the panels.

    That way people can create their own, using whichever materials they prefer, from drawings that we’ll supply. Or they can create their own designs!

    Please feel free to get in touch with at [email protected] if you have any other questions.


    CRISSCROSS Furniture says:

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