By Dave Parrack
Modular furniture – that is, furniture than can be adapted to suit changing needs – is becoming an increasingly common concept. One company has gone right back to basics, and designed building blocks for an extensive range of modular furniture. These building blocks are called ModCubes, and when combined together they form pieces of furniture known as ModRoomz. The word LEGO is nowhere to be seen, but the Danish toy company deserves at least a small nod of appreciation.
Each basic ModCube is a square wooden cube closed in on five sides and open on one side. On the top and bottom of each cube are four indents that, when combined with insert discs, can be used to stack ModCubes securely. The ModCubes can also be adapted into cupboards, shelves, or drawer units, depending on a user’s individual needs.
The idea is that these ModCubes will form the basis for the furniture needs of a family, no matter what life throws at them. A set of ModCubes can therefore start out as the base of a baby’s crib, then be adapted into a single bed, before then being adapted into a corner unit.
The ModRoomz concept is currently being funded through an Indiegogo campaign. The team behind ModRoomz plan to start small, selling the modular furniture locally, before hopefully expanding across the United States and beyond. Perk levels range from US$250 for five ModCubes, all the way up to $11,000 for a custom ModRoomz design.
The video below shows how the ModCubes can be rearranged over the years to form very different and distinct pieces of furniture.