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Teddy Moissant
shelf DIY storage stool CNC blocks

Short Description

BLOCKS is a range of modules, having the function of storage or support for everyone with DIY aspect

Detailed Description

It was literally the construction games of my childhood that put me on this track. I spontaneously thought of a system of modules, having the function of storage or support allowing to furnish oneself simply, at low cost, by being the creator of one's own furniture.
I integrated the notion of reproduction, in order to extend its capacities and functions and to sublimate a poor material, generally used on the building sites.The only material used is a panel of OSB 3: strong, light, resistant to humidity, recyclable with a low price.
The cutting was done with a digital milling machine, for a time saving and an infinite reproducibility. The volumes are stackable and self-locking. They have handles for easy handling and transport, to allow everyone to create their own use: a toy box, a coffee table, a bookcase, a stool...
The user creates a link with his furniture, by interacting with it and thus becomes a full-fledged actor, he does not undergo the function that the object imposes on him.

Project Details

Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?

My conception aims at allowing the greatest number of people to furnish themselves simply, at low cost, by being the creator of their own furniture. The realization can be done in fablab, promotes the creation of its own network, new skills and knowledge.

Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?

It supports sustainable production because the raw material is from sustainably managed forests and and is fully recyclable.

Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?

Yes my project integrates the principles of open source distribution, since I realized this project thanks to a fablab.
I also participated this year in an interview presenting the project in the form of a MOOC to help learn the 3D software FREECAD, to allow the greatest number to reproduce it.

Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?

Yes, it is specifically designed to determine from the start how many items the user will need. This avoids an excess of material and a quantity adapted to the need and the space where the object will be integrated. And in fine to be able to obtain his object at a lower cost.
The fact that it is open source, allows the user to modify it as he wishes, within the rules of open source of course.
All this with the satisfaction of having done it yourself.