The project aims at creating a furniture that is dynamic and transformable. The focus was on the issue of “need for change”, every human needs change. We have a very high tendency of getting bored with what we already have and always desire for something new.
The project focused on designing a furniture that can be changed and modified to suit the users need meanwhile also triggering their creative skills and making the furniture less uninteresting over time.
The form was inspired from the Rubik’s snake, a modular toy made up of triangular prisms that can be twisted to form different forms and shapes.
The number of modules for tre-angle unit was fixed to 4 for the easy of manufacturing and transporting. In case the client needs a bigger unit they can easily add more tre-angles making it a furniture of 8 or 12 or 16 units, as per their need, requirement and availability of space.
The Tre-angle works on a mechanism that is fixed to each unit and two units are connected by a simple shaft.
The connector has two parts, the male and the female. The male connector plate has projections and the female has depressions. A connecting shaft holds them together with the help of springs and bolts, as shown in the figure. When pulled and rotated the projection from the male connector slides and fits in the next female recession, thereby completing one rotational movement.