Clever Furniture System Uses Tension Straps Instead of Screws and Nails to Hold Parts Together

Anyone that's ever tried to move their Ikea furniture knows it sucks, because particle board pieces full of nails and screws aren't meant to handle that. However, this Ratchet Furniture set only uses tension straps to hold everything in place.

Dezeen says the Ratchet Furniture project was designed by Harry Hansson, as part of a graduate project for the Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. Hansson himself cited the frequent relocation of young adults as an inspiration behind his design.


By running straps through critical points in the furniture and cinching it down, the furniture requires no screws, nails, glue or any other part, making assembly and disassembly a breeze. And in the case of the bookshelf, the ratchet adds a grimy industrial feel to the furniture, which I happen to love. [Dezeen]





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