ying chang's grid system provides furniture with modular functionality
 
ying chang's grid system provides furniture with modular functionality
jul 02, 2014

ying chang's grid system provides furniture with modular functionality

ying chang’s grid system provides furniture with modular functionality
all images courtesy of ying chan

 

 

 

‘grid system’ by ying chang is a furniture series that takes the two dimensional grid, typically used to organize graphical layouts, and applies it towards three-dimensional spaces. in doing so, the concept manifests itself as a functional table composed of modules specific to the preferences of the user. mesh boxes are available in three sizes with different storage capacities that correspond to various everyday objects: an A3 plane, an A4 square section, and an A5 section. thus, consumers have complete control over every aspect of the configuration. after the nylon powder-coated steel meshes are slid into place, steel frames and aluminum rods form structural supports to transfer carried loads from component to component. providing accents of color to the furnishing are colored shelves that help set a hierarchy amongst books, pens, and other daily materials. meanwhile, the top surface can be utilized for cooking, reading, working, or relaxing. on his ethos for the project, chang said, ‘as living spaces get smaller and merge with working spaces, the use of tables, desks and shelving are evolving, yet their basic forms remain largely unchanged.’

 


video courtesy of ian bartlett and ying chang

ying chang grid system furniture
different heights offer sitting or standing task area

ying chang grid system furniture
the grids allow maximal storage visibility

ying chang grid system furniture
the system can be taken apart put into many different configurations

ying chang grid system furniture
setting for sitting and cooking

ying chang grid system furniture
add-on accessories can be used as shelves or drawers

ying chang grid system furniture
all accessories are folded aluminum sheets

ying chang grid system furniture
boxes are held up by aluminum rods

ying chang grid system furniture
a more conventional setting with flat surface

ying chang grid system furniture
the table can still be used as a more conventional flat surfaced table with storage underneath

ying chang grid system furniture
all accessories are removable

ying chang grid system furniture
add-on accessories help to create a more personal space

 

 

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