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Modos | a tool-free, reconfigurable furniture system

Created by Matt & Andrew

Modos | a tool-free, reconfigurable furniture system
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262 backers pledged $29,584.00 on Kickstarter

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

Raised in Kickstarter
$29,584.00 / 262 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$7,554.66 / 231 backers

Estimated Shipping Date: January 2016

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Kit

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Y-Stool Kit
Prefinished maple boards and connectors. Use this contemporary stool as an active seat at your de... more »
$75.00
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Desk Stand Kit
Prefinished maple boards and connectors. Use this adjustable kit to raise your laptop off your de... more »
$175.00
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Shelf Kit, maple
Prefinished maple boards and connectors included. Use this shelf to store collectibles, plants an... more »
$575.00

Other

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Thank You Postcard
Postcard will feature the furniture in unexpected places; look for cats and more! Post card will ... more »
$10.00

Pack

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NEW! DIY - Connector 12 Pack
Boards not included. Make your own coffee table, media center, end table, console table, nightsta... more »
$115.00
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DIY - Bed (King or Queen) Connector 30 Pack
NEW! Boards not included. Make your own bed . The Modos bed has two attached nightstand tables, a... more »
$245.00
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DIY- Y-Stool Connector 2 Pack
Boards not included. Make your own Y-Stool or desk foot rest. We'll provide you with a link... more »
$25.00
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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 ... more »
$45.00
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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. W... more »
$65.00
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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... more »
$275.00
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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 sy... more »
$675.00

Learn About Our Project:

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