christian sjöström develops link modular furniture system christian sjöström develops link modular furniture system
mar 24, 2015

christian sjöström develops link modular furniture system

christian sjöström develops link modular furniture system
all images courtesy of christian sjöström




‘link’ intends to put the user in charge, simultaneously stimulating their creativity and decreasing throwaway mentality. it’s a playful, modular furniture system that is able to adapt, by need or choice, to any room or situation. designed by swedish designer christian sjöström, ‘link’ was influenced by molecular structures and utilizes a similar system of freely linking components. users are able to sculpt, design, and build to the extent of their imaginations.

‘link’ is able to assume any orientation or shape 




sjöström wanted to focus on making an easily comprehensible, functional piece of furniture. parts include three varying lengths of wood, each with a ball-joint on the end. the joint is used to connect any two lengths together, and aside from that, there’s no rules. a ‘link’ prototype was built using ash and ball-joints of 3D printed SLS material



possible set ups

side view

ash wood and 3D printed ball joints in SLS material

ball joint construction 

cast aluminum ball joints

design process

product family

freely created structure

technical details



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