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
Emma Hutchings on June 19, 2013.

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