Self-Assembled Furniture Kit Lets Amateur Designers Build Chairs And Giant Toys
Spyntex is a DIY project and mobile app through which builders can put their own designs to the test
For adults who grew up constructing castles and forts out of LEGO blocks, Spyntex—build-your-own furniture sets—might be the perfect way to see if their childlike eye for design is still sharp.
Spyntex is a DIY kit made up of of interlocking bars that can be formed into straight or curved surfaces to create a variety of different objects, from the practical, like a chair, to the absurd, such as a giant toy. In keeping with today’s emphasis on the virtual, the product is accompanied by a mobile app where users can test their designs before constructing tangible versions.
The virtual version also allows users to check and see how much weight their creations will be able to hold before attempting to sit on the objects they’ve crafted. On the app, users can also share their designs and see those created by other users, which are ranked based on how often they are used as templates.