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Modos is a modular furniture system that uses connectors and boards to make desks, shelves, standing desks and stools. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 15, 2014.

Modos is a modular furniture system that uses connectors and boards to make desks, shelves, standing desks and stools.

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Pre-order Modos Furniture Here, https://modos.backerkit.com/preorders
Pre-order Modos Furniture Here, https://modos.backerkit.com/preorders

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Media - For more information, contact info, quotes and hi-res images, please click here: http://modos.io/press-kit/

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.

The Benefits:

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.

Rewards:

Modos Graph Paper, click to download. Quickly draw your custom DIY shelf.
Modos Graph Paper, click to download. Quickly draw your custom DIY shelf.
        
Modos 3D Models in Google Sketchup. Plan and create your DIY furniture in 3D.
Modos 3D Models in Google Sketchup. Plan and create your DIY furniture in 3D.

 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. 

 
adoptable cats from Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)
adoptable cats from Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)

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.

Special Thanks:

Alex Meckes

Katy Denning

Georgia Nerheim

Marc Agger

AltAir, "This is My Life" 

The New Lab

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.

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FAQ

  • 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.

    Thank you,
    Matt

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    Thank You postcard from the Modos Team. Postcard will feature the furniture in unexpected places; look for cats and more!

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    DIY- Y-Stool Connector 2 Pack (boards not included). Make your own stool or something else.

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    DIY - Desk / Coffee Table, Connector 4 Pack (glass and boards not included). Make your own desk or table. We'll provide you with a link to our cut sheet and assembly instructions. Shipping included.

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    DIY - Desk / Coffee Table, Connector 4 Pack (glass and boards not included). Make your own desk or table. We'll provide you with a link to our cut sheet and assembly instructions. FREE shipping for the United States, for international shipping please add $50.

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    DIY - Desk Stand, Connector 6 Pack (boards not included). Make your own Desk Stand, add a spot for a coffee mug and get to work. We'll provide you with a link to our cut sheet and assembly instructions. Shipping included.

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    DIY - Desk Stand, Connector 6 Pack (boards not included). Make your own Desk Stand, add a spot for a coffee mug and get to work. We'll provide you with a link to our cut sheet and assembly instructions. FREE shipping for the United States, for international shipping please add $50.

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    Y-Stool Kit - (connectors and boards). Use the unique stool as a temporary seat at your desk, at the park or in very long lines. Add $10 for walnut.

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    EARLY BIRD - Desk Stand Kit, maple (connectors and boards). Use this adjustable kit to raise your butt off your seat. Desk Stand Kit can be reconfigured to five different heights, for users 5'2"-6'3". See images below. Shipping included. Add $10 for walnut.

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    Desk Stand Kit, maple (connectors and boards).

    Use this adjustable kit to raise your laptop off your desk. Desk Stand Kit can be reconfigured to five different heights, for users 5'2"-6'3". See images below. Shipping included. Add $10 for walnut.

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    DIY - Shelf, 34 Connector Pack (boards not included). Make your own shelf or whatever you wish. We'll provide you with a link to our shelf cut sheet, assembly instructions and our favorite alternate configurations. Shipping included.

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    8 backers Limited (2 left of 10)

    DIY - Shelf, 34 Connector Pack (boards not included). Make your own shelf or whatever you wish. We'll provide you with a link to our shelf cut sheet, assembly instructions and our favorite alternate configurations. FREE shipping for the United States, for international shipping please add $100.

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    EARLY BIRD Shelf Kit, maple (connectors and boards). Use this shelf to store collectibles, plants and records. Reconfigure the shelf to fit into your space. Shipping included. Add $50 for walnut.

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    Shelf Kit, maple (connectors and boards). Use this shelf to store collectibles, plants and records. Reconfigure the shelf to fit into your space. Shipping included. Add $50 for walnut.

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    DIY - 102 Connector MEGA Pack (equivalent to 3 Shelf Packs) (boards not included). Make your own MEGA furniture piece. Flex the system to make integrated shelves, desks, media centers or beds. OR mod your office with Modos desks and shelves. We'll provide you with links to all of our cut sheets, assembly instructions, and our favorite, custom shelf configurations. Shipping included.

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    Early Bird Glass Desk Kit, maple (glass top 30"x60"x3/8", connectors and boards). Use the glass surface as a dry erase board or simply display your favorite artifacts underneath. Shipping included. Add $50 for walnut.

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    DIY - 102 Connector MEGA Pack (equivalent to 3 Shelf Packs) (boards not included). Make your own MEGA furniture piece. Flex the system to make integrated shelves, desks, media centers or beds. OR mod your office with Modos desks and shelves. We'll provide you with links to all of our cut sheets, assembly instructions, and our favorite, custom shelf configurations. FREE shipping for the United States, for international shipping please add $175.

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    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)