DIY designs have taken the design world by storm! Especially with COVID-19 limiting us to our homes, building things with our hands only, putting sweat and pebbles in it, and watching design roar come to life before our eyes, it is the new passing time for many of us. But these DIY designs are more than just ordinary products made using discarded water bottles and paper! In fact, DIY furniture was trending like crazy! These are innovative, fun to build and highly functional furniture designs that meet a variety of our needs, but are also easy to install. It’s the best of both worlds. From a DIY office chair that doubles as a dog kennel to a flexible and standard furniture platform that requires no tools – each of these stylish designs will get your creative juices flowing, get your hands on the move, plus definitely add some value to your life. Which of these unique DIY furniture designs might you try to build at home?!
1. This stool
Developed by Alondra Elizalde, this Stool is a small DIY flat stool designed with easy assembly to provide a practical way to have a stool anywhere, anytime. This chair consists of only a few parts: a seat backrest, five legs, a pair of star-shaped spindles, and some nuts and bolts. All contained within a flat corrugated cardboard box, this Stool’s parts are easy to assemble without the need for additional hardware. Following the instructions printed on the underside of this Stool’s top cover, users will first attach each leg to the corresponding screws on the star-shaped spindles. From there, the fasteners hold the legs and spindles in place, providing a sturdy bracket for securing the seatpost.
2. Xylo Living Furniture System
For homeowners or renters who choose better quality furnishings, Xylo Living can be a great choice. It is a flexible platform that provides easy assembly and disassembly of furniture. Furniture can be made using three types of components including surface cutouts, side trim pieces, and connecting strips. Xylo Living allows you to exchange ingredients to create the piece you want. The Xylo Living Furniture System features a modular design. When you’re done with a chair, you can do more to build a sofa. You can also make a side table, center table, dining table, or perhaps a TV stand. For people who like to arrange home design and decorations frequently, you can turn to Xylo Living where you can quickly transform a piece of furniture into a new piece of furniture according to your need and living space. All the elements you make, when put together, will then result in a minimal and uniform appearance.
The base of the infinitely customizable and shape-changing shelf is its core, made of wood-fiber board. The cutting depth of the mesh is up to 20 mm, which allows you to press powder-coated steel plates into it. Steel plates come in a variety of colors, giving KUR! O its unique vibrant look, featuring carefully placed cut-outs that allow individual panels to interlock with each other. Panels 2mm thick are heavy-duty enough to withstand significant loads, which makes KUR! O is strong, although there is no tensile or sticking of parts. All KUR! O Comes with a set of 8mm thick steel sticks or rivets that are threaded into the circular holes at the junction of the cutouts. Plug in a stick and you’ll instantly have a series of hooks right next to your shelf spaces so you can hang and place items on your KUR! O.
4. Giertz chair is for pets in need
Simon Giertz has repeatedly noted that there were no office chairs on the market designed for people with small dogs and the preferred sitting position was anywhere on their owner’s body. In her YouTube video, A chair for pets in need Giertz takes us through building both the chair’s prototype and its final form. Using Fusion 360, Giertz created a 3D model of a pet chair. The model features a locked box, main dog door, footstool, stairs and a roof to also serve as a Gertz seat. Using CNC milling to build the top seat and ceiling for the chair, side walls, stairs and front entrance, Giertz cut vertical ridges along the side walls to bend them about the radius of the chair. After installing the plywood pieces together to form the prototype’s planned structure, Giertz uses screws to secure it, but the final prototype saw some improvements.
5. Wonder DIY
Wonder DIY has four different kits that come with cardboard items that allow your child to create their own learning scene. As they make their own ‘offices’, it gives them a sense of owning their space and creates a physical learning environment outside of school. Kids can learn and have fun as they build, rebuild and reinvent their learning space – fun and purpose are at the heart of these sets! “It’s not just adults who feel that their lives are out of control because of the coronavirus,” Bush says. “Children feel it too. These groups are designed to empower them and make them feel that they are in control of their environment on some level.”
6. Aalo 2.0
Designed by a former Lexus engineer who finds himself changing cities frequently, the Aalo has evolved and evolved over time to become the Aalo 2.0, essentially the same product, but designed to be stronger, made of better materials, and work anywhere, including the outdoors. Moving forward to make the scope more durable, and therefore last a decade longer, the Aalo 2.0 is fine-tuning a few things while sticking to its original philosophy. The products come flat packed, just like IKEA furniture, but unlike the Swedish home décor giant, the Aalo 2.0 is also designed for ‘disassembly’. This ensures that when you travel between cities, changing jobs, your entire lifestyle moves with you. Aalo 2.0 comes apart as easily as one another.
7. furniture staxxiom
Although their motto is “no tools, no hassles”, the most defining characteristic of staxxiom furniture is that it is so visually simple, you don’t even need a guide. With laser-cut wood pieces that simply interlock to create your own design, staxxiom builds on IKEA’s DIY culture by making its furniture as efficient, environmentally friendly, and streamlined as possible. This last part works for the staxxiom too, because the streamlined design gives their furniture a very unified and cool aesthetic, with the added benefit of being ridiculously easy to build too.
8. Bloom Chair
Call them modular, call them DIY, or call them I-have-control-over-my-interiors; The purpose of the Bloom Chair is to allow you to customize your seat the way you want. It’s a collaborative effort between you and the manufacturer, where you download the modular design, cut it out yourself, and eventually assemble it. While you are making your essay, you are free to tweak the style and let the final look define your vision “This project is a heart touching combination of feel and experience; it is not only about designing furniture and home décor, but also about the service process. Rather than making and distributing mass production, the process invites Users are encouraged to learn the furniture manufacturing process and experience it with their own hands. The Bloom chair embodies the concept of full bloom and suggests a new kind of scrap leather case,” explained Huang Wu Hsieh.
9. The Wall Lodge
Created using merino wool and birch wood, Wool Lodge is a safe haven for your pet. You can arrange and shape the packaged structure by yourself easily. The inn has a merino felt roof, while the rest of the structure is made of wood. Defleur hostel basically has two functions. Roomy enough to fit in your cat’s litter box, the lodge houses the box within its frame. Your cat can sneak away and urinate or defecate in privacy, out of prying eyes. On the other hand, you can install a soft pillow or mattress instead of a litter box in the cottage. This creates a personal space for your pet, which can be a cat or a dojo on the smaller side!
Atlas is no traditional side table. It roughly comes in the proportions and shape of the stand, and it sports an A-frame. It comes with a slightly slanted design as well, which keeps the stand stable and prevents it from tipping over due to the weight of your bag. At the top, two small hooks allow you to hang your backpack, bag, duffle, suitcase, purse, or carrying case, while the flat surface serves as a storage area for your phone, AirPods, sunglasses, etc. Its 6-part design is fairly easy to set up and only requires two screws to secure it in place. The stand ships completely flat to you and can be assembled in less than 5 minutes.