Modular Design Turns 2D Graph Paper Into A 3D Desk Set
The Grid System by Yin Chang challenges users to configure their own furniture.
London-based product designer and Royal College of Art graduate Yin Chang took a familiar two-dimensional grid system often used by graphic and industrial designers as inspiration and designed a modular piece of furniture that consists of interchangeable three-dimensional forms.
Yin Chang's Grid System is a modular system designed to challenge people's ideas of what a desk or table should look like or what its functions should be – taking inspiration from the grid system pioneered by design legends like Josef Müller-Brockmann and Wim Crouwel. The grid system is a 2D structure made of intersecting lines that designers use to organize graphic elements like images and text. Ying Chang's Grid System is based on the same principles in the sense that users can create their own configuration of the furniture.