designer woojin park by 1/plinth studio created ‘U-bolt furniture’ converting the U-bolt joints — hardware used primarily to support pipework in the industrial field — and pipes into art furniture. the pieces are assembled without welding and glue, while users can choose the color they want to form various combinations with U-bolts, aluminum frames (pipes and angles), and plate materials such as glass.all images courtesy of 1/plinth studio
seoul-based 1/plinth studio sought to add a vibrant yet refined touch to the U-bolt fastening structure. the project consists of two different forms, UM (u-bolt module) and UT (u-bolt trolley): the first one is a piece of modular furniture that can continue to stack and create high shelves or connect to each other to expand them in various arrangements. the second one takes shape as a trolley that characterizes the structure of the U-bolt with its unique appearance.
name: U-bolt furniture
designer: 1/plinth studio
designed by: woojin park
edited by: christina petridou | designboom
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