danilo calvache creates low-cost, flat-pack plural collection danilo calvache creates low-cost, flat-pack plural collection
apr 23, 2015

danilo calvache creates low-cost, flat-pack plural collection

danilo calvache creates low-cost, flat-pack plural collection 
all images courtesy of danilo calvache design studio




access to affordable, decent housing is a continually growing concern worldwide. social projects increasingly provide residence for more and more people, but many families continue to struggle to cover basic living expenses. within the context of pasto — a city of around 300,000 in southern colombia — danilo calvache design studio, considered the lack of basic necessities in homes, from which came the ‘plural collection’

‘plural collection’ components




regardless of the home, access to objects both functional and aesthetic are necessary. in order to provide furnishings at a reasonable cost, calvache explored the concepts of self-production and open-source making. his solution came via small-batch production, produced via CNC milling with infinitely editable digital files.

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detail of legs and surface




objects of the ‘plural collection’ are built on demand. from the base cost, the price can rise or lower according to the desired finish. the pieces require no special tooling — in manufacture or construction — and are assembled using a series of basic joints. the collection consists of the: ‘chopstick’ coat rack, ‘mia’ mini bench, ‘luna’ coffee table, ‘sia’ side table, and the ‘trio’ stool

the entire collection can be assembled without tools 

danilo calvache plural collection designboom

danilo calvache plural collection designboom
‘plural collection’ is meant to provide low-cost solutions for social housing situations 

danilo calvache plural collection designboom
‘plural collection’: ‘chopstick’ coat rack, ‘mia’ mini bench, ‘luna’ coffee table, ‘sia’ side table & ‘trio’ stool



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