About this project
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How it works:
The Connectors- After extensive research and numerous iterations, we have simplified the hardware down to 3 extruded aluminum profiles. The extrusions are cut into 1” sections, surface finished, and clear anodized (with the possibility of colors).
The Boards - We use sustainably harvested, FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) furniture grade plywood, laminated with formaldehyde free glue, made by Columbia Forest Products. The plywood is pre-finished with maple or walnut veneers. The boards are made from 15 layers of wood, totaling ¾” thick, making them extremely strong and durable.
The Geometry- We designed the connectors to friction fit with the boards. By inserting a ¾” board into the connector, the aluminum is forced to flex and compress on the neighboring board, further increasing the friction. The properties of the hexagon forms reinforce each other, creating inherently strong structures.
Tool Free - No more missing allen wrenches and strained relationships. Furniture assembly is hassle free with our easy to use hardware connectors. Simply snug the connectors and boards together
Made to Change - Whether you’re moving to a new place or think your shelf might be better suited as a coffee table, we’ve got you covered. Our furniture is easily reconfigurable to whatever suits your needs. Get creative.
High Durability - The solid birch and alder veneer cores result in superior strength and high structural integrity. Similarly, the anodized aluminum connectors allow for constant assembly and disassembly.
Eco-Friendly - All our wood is sustainably sourced and FSC-Certified to minimize environmental impact. In addition, straight rectilinear forms keep our waste very low, typically less than 5% (mostly sawdust). The flat pack nature of Modos makes shipping incredibly effective. At the end of the life of the product the wood components can be industrially composted and the connectors can simply be recycled with your municipal recycling service.
Using the DIY Mega Connector Pack, you can create this 14' shelf and have enough connectors left over to make a bunch of desks or other pieces of furniture.
Our Story - Andrew and Matt may be one of the few successful relationships that started from a craigslist ad. Unsatisfied with living the freelancer life, Matt responded to a craigslist job posting that Andrew had put up, “You love design more than your pet. Your computer is your left hand. You dream of owning your own design firm. You are willing to commit at least 20 hrs per week to assisting in the celebration of life.” Thus, a great partnership, and friendship was born. Together Matt and Andrew have over 20 years of design and build experience, 10 of those being in the interiors and furniture industry. Past projects have ranged from anything between founding a conference focused on green design, to building a restaurant interior entirely out of reclaimed materials. All the while, they have stuck to a simple principle - to have a positive effect on the environment and society.
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International Shipping Prices:
DIY - Y-Stool, Connector 2 Pack + $50
DIY - Desk / Coffee Table, Connector 4 Pack + $50
DIY - Desk Stand, Connector 6 Pack + $50
DIY - Shelf, Connector 34 Pack + $100
DIY - 102 Connector MEGA Pack + $175
Risks and challenges
Modos has gone through numerous iterations, and we now have working samples of one of the three connector profiles from our manufacturer. We have gone to great lengths to resolve any potential risks with manufacturing, shipping and use. We are confident that we will be able to deliver an excellent product.
In full disclosure, every project has its risks, and unforeseen hiccups in the supply chain, manufacturing and delivery do happen. If we get the hiccups, we’ll be sure to inform you if there are changes that impact the final product or delivery date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We are able to provide pricing for the Modos Connector Packs. Please see update #3 International Shipping Prices for more info before choosing a reward. Custom international shipping prices for Modos Kits (boards and connectors) are available upon request.
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