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

werner aisslinger: ADD for flötotto at imm cologne 2013

 ‘ADD’ modular furniture by werner aisslinger for flötottoimage 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

video © designboom



‘ADD’ modular furniture system by werner aisslinger on show at imm cologne 2013image © designboom



possible arrangement of modulesimage © designboom



low cabinet typologyimage © designboom



interior view of how the fasteners hold together the wooden profiles and panels, hidden within the individual furniture piecesimage © designboom



hanging shelf arrangementimage © designboom



detail of the unique plastic joint systemimage © designboom



panels are easily attached to the wooden frames via buttonsimage © designboom



werner aisslinger at imm cologne 2013image © designboom



installation view of ‘ADD’ at the flötotto stand at imm cologn 2013image © designboom


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