Ratchet Furniture by Harry Hasson

New Designers 09: Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication graduate Harry Hasson exhibited furniture held together using ratchet straps in tension at graduate show New Designers in London earlier this month.

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Hasson designed the range to be assembled and dismantled quickly for people who move house frequently.

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All of the furniture is made of coated plywood and is assembled without nails, glue, screws, or other fixings.

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Here's some text from the designer:

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Harry Hanson
Ratchet Furniture

In a culture where young people are regularly moving homes, knock down furniture has become very popular and very cheap.

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Sometimes cheap enough that people will often prefer to buy new products than have to disassemble their current ones to be re-built elsewhere.

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I wanted to create a collection that is easy to assemble and disassemble, but will be robust and look good too.

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All of the pieces in the collection are made solely of phenol-faced plywood held together with ratchet straps; no glue, no screws, just the tension of the ratchet on the wood.

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It is a system that also makes use of the items around the home that are seldom used, so they become more functional while being stored.