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Origami-Inspired Magnetic Furniture Snaps Into Place [Pics]

Origami-Inspired Magnetic Furniture Snaps Into Place [Pics]

The Playtime Collection is made out of layers of wooden triangles that lay flat when unfolded and join together with magnets and clips.

Emma Hutchings

The Playtime Collection by Berlin-based designers Ying Zhang and Ida Thonsgaard consists of chairs and tables made from a layer of wooden triangles. Backed by a textile laminate, these lay flat when unfolded. This enables the lightweight objects to be transported easily.

Origami-Inspired Magnetic Furniture Snaps Into Place [Pics]

When the pieces are snapped together through an embedded system of magnets and clips, they instantly transform into a 3D side table or a stool. The flat-pack furniture is covered in patterns inspired by Japanese origami and Nordic textiles.

The pieces can also be placed vertically as wall panels and there’s a version designed to be used as a rug.

Click through to see pictures of the Playtime Collection:

Zhang & Thonsgaard

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