Studio Minale-Maeda's Keystones Make Furniture Assembly Easy

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 8, 2014
References: minale-maeda & design-milk
Studio Minale-Maeda's wood joinery Keystones are less permanent than a nail, but also more attractive than a plain wooden peg. The 3D-printed wooden connectors are designed so that it's as easy as possible to assemble a piece of furniture, without the need for tools, or tons of tiny fasteners. Plus, as with the beauty of 3D printing, the fasteners can be made on demand at home, so that only the most substantial components of a furniture piece need to be shipped.

Since flatpacking is a huge issue that comes with furniture, this solution makes it easy to pack the slim wooden pieces into a box and worry about the fasteners when you're ready to assemble.