Say Goodbye To Hex Wrenches: Furniture That Assembles With Coins

If you're a student or a young professional in your first apartment, you're probably well versed in assembling IKEA furniture. But those vital hex wrenches always seem to go missing soon after, and when it's time to move your bedroom set, it's off to the hardware store to find a replacement. So thank goodness the folks at Nendo came up with a better solution: furniture that assembles using nothing more than the loose change in your pocket.

Developed for Kokuyo, a Japanese office furniture maker, the modular Ofon line is comprised of a series of boxes and panels that can be mix and matched to create shelving, filing cabinets, desks, and even dividers. And the various pieces all connect via a clever mechanism that can be locked and unlocked using a coin. Now does anyone have 10c we can borrow?

[ofon via designboom]

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Comments

    finally! a use for that massive 50c coin i hate!

    i think the word you are looking for is "Allen Key"...

      Hex Key is actually correct. Allen Key is a branding name, though is the most commonly known as far as I can tell.

    What, we arent getting the SONIC-LOCK nor the MAGNA-LOCKs ?
    Very disappointed, i thought we were moving on.

    I've been buying flatpack furniture that allows for this for years now? Advertising can be everything eh.

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