Paper patterns for making clothing inspired this designers unique take on DIY furniture.

Swedish designer Pål Rodenius is selling sheets of 4×8 plywood printed with pattern outlines of parts needed to build furniture pieces he designed. Buyers need to decide which pieces they want to create ahead of time since the patterns overlap. Once assembled, the original pattern graphics add an interesting graphic element to the finished furniture.

In the project 2440×1220, Saw, Assemble, I have been inspired by the Do It Yourself movement. DIY builds on the creativity of the individual, one’s capacity for initiative and one’s desire to realize one’s ideas. I have been inspired by sheets of pattern paper used in the manufacture of clothing, and my line of furniture is based on two‐dimensional patterns of furniture. The sections of the pieces of furniture are printed on and relate to a standard sheet of plywood.

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