Coordinate \ Praktrik

• December 6, 2011

“Coordinate” is a collection of assemblable furniture. “Coordinate”; because, in order this designs be assembled all parts must be moved simultaneously and coordinated. Once assembled, the whole structure is very stable and can not be destroyed by moving just one or part of its elements. The inspiration comes from the interlocking burr puzzles where no fixtures are needed. Tools are also useless, only a little bit of imagination and dexterity is required. This involves certain interactivity and stimulates some intelligence from the user. I find this very important in a time when user friendly “plug & play” products prevail, sometimes bringing more intellectual devolition then evolution.

vst assembly 2 copy 600x400 Coordinate \ Praktrik

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VIC assemby 2 copy 600x400 Coordinate \ Praktrik

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VST, VBT, VT1, VT2 – stool/ table/ bench system

VST …….. are assemblable puzzle furniture pieces. They consist of 5 interlocked plywood pieces that are equal both sides. All of them stay together without the need of any fixtures.

They are made of beech plywood. This material is typical for the region and produced locally. The production process is very simple involving just a regular 2D CNC router. The finish is plant oil; for, it is harmless and natural. Dissasembled, the system occupies little space and can be easily moved from one place to another. The names are formal representations of their structure – “V” is actually the roman digit 5 – the total number of elements and “S, T and B” come from “stool”, “table” and “bench”.

VIIC assembly 2 copy 600x349 Coordinate \ Praktrik

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VIC, VIIC, VIB and VIIB – double sided puzzle seating furniture

VIIC ……. are assemblable puzzle seating furniture pieces. They consist of 6 or 7 interlocked plywood pieces that are equal both sides. All of them stay together without the need of any fixtures.

VIIC 16 people all copy 600x56 Coordinate \ Praktrik

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The back of these “charleston” like furniture designs is elastic, providing space for movement and also interaction in case of two seaters. They are made of beech plywood. This material is typical for the region and produced locally. The production process is very simple involving just a regular 2D CNC router. The finish is plant oil; for, it is harmless and natural. Dissasembled, the furniture occupies little space and can be easily moved from one place to another. The names are formal representations of their structure – “VI and VII” are actually the roman digits 6 and 7 – the total number of elements and “C” and “B” come from “chair” and “bench”.

+ Designer: Petar Zaharinov of Praktrik | http://www.praktrik.com

+ All images courtesy Praktrik

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