KUR!O is a unique and versatile shelf-board system with a regular grid of slits and holes which can hold powder coated metal sticks and panels of different sizes. The panels can be placed in any order and interconnect when tucked together vertically and horizontally. This system does not require any screws or tools and allows for an instant change of the layout.
Board and panels are available in different colours and sizes giving the freedom to create various looks. Furthermore KUR!O can be expanded by interconnection with any other KUR!O. So you can fill a whole wall with your own customised composition.
KUR!O in detail
The base of KUR!O will be made up of two sandwiched wood fibre boards. The back of all bases will be an 8mm thick fundament. On top a 19mm board with individual colours will be mounted and milled with the slits and holes. Holes and slits go all the way through the top board, meaning the modules will go 19mm deep into the board.
The material for these boards is a sophisticated high density material which is completely dyed through, moisture resistant, non-toxic and of high stability. The surface is silky smooth and we will polish it with a natural wax to intensify the colour and add a layer of dirt protection. The fibres are visible on the surface which gives the boards a natural and lively appearance. The manufacturer offers 10 different colours, but for a starter we chose these five:
— Black — Blue — Green — Yellow — Red
One board is: 800mm x 600mm x 27mm
This is a 4:3 ratio and allows for a homogeneous size increment, similar to Din A paper size. Meaning that two KUR!Os will end up with the same proportion as one when evenly aligned.
The grid is divided by squares of 100mm with 8mm holes in each junction.
consist of five different 2mm panels with two different depths (A + B):
- A: 200mm x 95mm —— 300mm x 95mm —— 400mm x 95mm
- B: 300mm x 170mm —— 400mm x 170mm
and one stick with:
- 95mm length and 8mm diameter
When placed in the board the depth of the panels and sticks will be reduced by 19mm resulting in following final sizes for placement:
- A: 200mm x 76mm —— 300mm x 76mm —— 400mm x 76mm
- B: 300mm x 151mm —— 400mm x 151mm
The panels will be made of steel for highest stability. We might consider using aluminium for the sticks to save on weight. Stability will be equal for this usage.
The modules will be powder coated with the colours seen above.
Black —— Blue —— Turquoise —— Yellow —— Salmon Red
Despite the 2mm thinness the panels will be stable enough to hold heavier objects like books or stoneware.
We are planning to get one full set of KUR!O at around 14kg (7kg board and 7kg all modules). The back of the board will be partially milled to reduce the weight. We will have to experiment to see how much is possible without loosing stability.
The boards connect seamlessly when pushed against each other. They can be joined and fixed on the backside with screw-in connecters.
Of course the modules will be available to purchase individually in case you need more material to play with.
KUR!O — The set
One full set of KUR!O as you can purchase it will consist of following elements:
- One base board at 800mm x 600mm. Available in 5 colours (see above).
- Modules: 11 panels, 4 sticks
- You can mix two colours for each set
- Panel dimensions:
- 2x : 200mm x 95mm
- 3x: 300mm x 95mm
- 2x: 400mm x 95mm
- 2x: 300mm x 170mm
- 2x: 400mm x 170mm
- Stick dimensions:
- 4x : 95mm length, 8mm diameter
5€ — We love you!
- We say thank you for supporting our idea and vision and appreciate your donation. Every Euro counts.
100€ — One trio of BOOLES — Concrete tableware
- Our most popular product so far. These minimalist bowls take concrete to the limit. With their ultra smooth surface, thin rims and almost no bug holes these look nothing like you'd expect from this material. With your 100€ pledge you will receive one set of BOOLES consisting of 3 sizes and randomly chosen colours. Shipping is on us, so you will save quite a bit compared to a regular order.
245€ — Early Bird KUR!O set
- Be the first to receive a full set of KUR!O at 50% off the planned retail price! One set includes one base board, 11 panels and 4 sticks.You choose the colour of the board and modules (mix two colours if you like!). Shipping costs will be added.
320€ — KUR!O set
- One full set of KUR!O including one base board, 11 panels and 4 sticks. You will save 35% off the planned retail price. The colour of the board and modules (mix two colours if you like) is your choice. Comes with connectors to join the two boards tightly. Shipping costs will be added.
450€ — Early Bird KUR!O double set
- Be the first to receive two full sets of KUR!O at 50% off the planned retail price! One set includes one base board, 11 panels and 4 sticks. You choose the colours of the boards and modules (mix two colours for each KUR!O if you like!). Comes with connectors to join the two boards tightly. Shipping costs will be added.
585€ — KUR!O double set
- Two full sets of KUR!O at 35% off the planned retail price! One set includes one base board, 11 panels and 4 sticks. You choose the colours of the boards and modules (mix two colours for each KUR!O if you like!). Shipping costs will be added.
Timelessness, reduction, thoughtfulness. These are the main principles of Von Morgen.
Creative mind behind all this is Markus Hofko, designer and artist, who also works as a filmmaker, illustrator and publicist. After working in the field of Surrealism for many years, he now found his new love for minimalism and its universal design language, on which von Morgen is based. The result is unobtrusive design which adds modern accents to any interior.
In addition to visual reduction and refinement, Hofko's focus of attention laid on technical and visual perfection. The small manufactory in southern Germany produces high-quality home accessories, furniture and individual interior solutions which stand out through surprising concepts, innovative material design and modularity.
Please check out our website www.von-morgen.de to see more of our work.
Thanks for your interest in all this!
Risks and challenges
Availability of the board material (Valchromat) may vary. The manufacturer is based in Portugal. At the moment a supplier nearby here in Germany has all colours available and we are hoping this will be true for the near future so we can produce and deliver in time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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