Take out your aggressions on Whackpack Furniture : TreeHugger

Being a family friendly website, I can’t use the clever title that Fast Company did to describe the marriage of flatpack furniture with a big heavy mallet: Whackpack.

It is time to wave goodbye to nuts, bolts, screws, dowels, allen keys, smaller allen keys, fiddly bits and badly drawn instructions with accompanying text written by the Swedish Chef.

© Whackpack

It’s a simple idea; you just bang it together. Irish designer Brendan Magennis is bringing this little stool to market and just reached his Kickstarter goal; he tells Fast Company:

We use a technique in Japanese joinery called the ‘stopped wedge joint’ known universally, but we much prefer the Japanese term of the ‘Hell Joint.’ Once it goes in, it doesn’t come out!

© Benny Magennis via Dezeen

Magennis first designed Whackpack as a school project at Bucks New University and told Dezeen back in 2011:

Whackpack Furniture is a flatpack inspired creation aimed for today’s nomadic lifestyles and shrinking apartments sizes. It is designed to fashion a new way for the consumer to construct furniture using wooden, a mallet and satisfying strength.

© Whackpack

Those nomads moving apartments may have more trouble getting the furniture apart than they did getting it together, but at least it is solid and designed to be durable. More at Whackpack.

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17 July 2015 | 2:54 pm – Source: treehugger.com


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