Patch Project by Beza Projekt
Polish design studio Beza Projekt has created a range of joints for DIY furniture that resemble plasters from a first-aid kit.
The Patch Project by Beza Projekt consists of crosses and strips made from sheet metal with five holes at each tip to accommodate screws.
Each one is bent in a different way to form a range of angles when used to join standard sections of softwood from a hardware store.
The components are finished in red so they become a stand-out feature of the resulting furniture, rather than technical details to be hidden away.
"There is no need to install them evenly," say the designers. "Chaos is incorporated into their design, so you can spontaneously form constructions where the technical component is also a decorative one."
"Usually these details are considered extremely technical," they continue.
"We suggest that they are the most important element of the furniture and construction. By material, finish, shape and colour they interact and define the character of the furniture."
To demonstrate the system they've built a work station based on a pirate ship, shown here with their Pole Chair made of cork.
Beza Projekt comprises designers Anna Łoskiewicz-Zakrzewska, Zofia Strumiłło-Sukiennik and Tomasz Korzewski.
Photos are by Jacek Kołodziejski, with retouching by Wojciech Stopiński.