plumb modular furniture features customizable connections plumb modular furniture features customizable connections
aug 20, 2015

plumb modular furniture features customizable connections

plumb modular furniture features customizable connections
all photos courtesy of sehun oh




after seeing the classic 606 shelving system by dieter rams, sehun oh sought to incorporate its modular design elements into his ‘plumb furniture series’. the pieces use three different variations of angled connectors: 83°, 90° and 97° to create a rigid structure while allowing the user to modify each work to its specific context. the connectors are manufactured via injected mould processes creating durable joints suitable for daily use.

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the initial prototype displays how the chair can be adjusted to suit any situation

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version 2 of the chair features lighter weight construction and more versatile joints, by creating a recessed space with a curved opening, the connections off customizability

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similar to the 606 shelving system, the plumb series of shelves can be adjusted to optimize its use of space and context

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notice how the same joints were employed to construct three different pieces of furniture

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the table’s height and size can be adjusted by employing pieces of different lengths

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detail of plumb modular furniture chair and table connectors


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edited by: trevor reed | designboom 


  • I like very much the customization trend in design, but where is beauty in this project?

    Temenouzhka Zaharieva says:
  • I agree Temenouzhka. It looks like wooden dowels fitted with pipe joints. I like the idea behind the design.

    Roem says:
  • Hello, I am the designer of this project. I tried to achieve unprecedented flexibility in furniture building even including chairs, so that people can use it for life by adjusting it according to their changing situations along their lifecycles. I tried to find a balance between function and beauty because I know it also need to be emotionally durable to be used for long time. However, I ended up putting more weight on function in this first trial. I think it can be improved if I make it with metal tubes and metal connectors that have flush, same finishing surface in later development. Please visit my homepage for more information and images regarding this project. Thank you.

    Sehun Oh says:
  • Hello Sehun,
    I like your design very much. I think it’s beautiful and functional. I’m wondering if you have 3D-printed parts published somewhere? I would like to make one of your shelves for my home studio. It would be great if you can help. Thanks!

    Cacomistle says:

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