Flexible Order modular furniture system challenges Dutch conformity

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Flexible Order by Fabricia Chang

Steel frames are bolted together to form Flexible Order modular furniture system

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Fabricia Chang has created a series of pastel-coloured metal frames that bolt together into modular furniture pieces.

Taipei designer Fabricia Chang's Flexible Order project contains a series of forms assembled from welded stainless-steel square tubes that can be combined in different configurations.

Holes along the sides of a set of different-sized frames correspond so the rectangular pieces can be bolted together and stand independently.

Flexible Order by Fabricia Chang

To adapt the frames for different uses, wooden boards and hooks can be added to the steel sections, which are available in shades of pastel blue.

"[Flexible Order] enables users to create their own order within a given order," said the designer. "With this system, a new relationship between freedom and order is achieved."

Flexible Order by Fabricia Chang

As a foreigner living in the Netherlands, Chang became intrigued by the fact that people conform to similar architectural styles in accordance with planning regulations regardless of their personal taste, resulting in a uniformity and order that to her seemed uniquely Dutch.

"This project is an interpretation from a foreigner's point of view, by observing the order in Dutch society that the Dutch take for granted, and expressing it in a micro scale," said Chang.

Flexible Order by Fabricia Chang

In response, she developed the modular furniture system that could perform various functions and be arranged by each user individually.

"Order can be seen as the combination of proportion, repetition and symmetry. We see rhythm countless times in our daily life and the repetitive movements create the rhythm."

Flexible Order by Fabricia Chang

Chang graduated from the Man and Leisure Department of Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013 and is now based in the Netherlands. Flexible Order was shortlisted for the Make Me! Competition as part of the Lodz Design Festival in October.