Carlo Contin's Adjustable Furniture Takes Cues from the Humble Screw

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 1, 2014
References: carlocontin.it & design-milk
These adjustable furniture designs by Carlo Contin take inspiration from the screw, making it so that you can easily modify the height of seats and tabletops with just a few turns. The furniture collection is aptly called 'Avvitamenti,' which means "screwed" in Italian.

Screws are pretty integral to most furniture designs, but these designs blow up the function of the screw and make it the focal point of the furniture piece. The collection includes a range of colorful pieces including stools, tables, benches, lamps and storage units that offer a playful way to interact with your home environment. However, instead of needing a special tool to make changes to the pieces, all you need are your hands.