Self Assembly Furniture is the Future

Published 3rd December 2015

There has been some remarkable programmable materials coming out of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab for years—things like magnetic chairs that could snap together in a fish tank, or textiles that could flex themselves into various shapes—but it’s always been research-level work.

But now, the lab has teamed up with Wood-Skin to produce a table that slides out of a flat pack box and, within seconds, pops into shape with no screws, nails, or glue required. On display at last weeks Salone Del Mobile furniture fair in Milan, it's rated to hold up to 220lbs of weight. And the best part? It’s consumer-ready.  Read more.

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