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Mexican design studio Pentagono has just released Nodo, a brand new line of fiberglass furniture that takes a simple, rectangular form and increases its strength and stability by adding thread-like fiberglass connections. The placement doesn’t matter as much as the quantity of them, so the more random points of connection the stronger the bookcase (or other piece of furniture) becomes.
According to Pentagono, the collection is inspired by the idea that “the entire universe is shaped from multiple connections that are arranged according to their capacity to give structure.” We like how an empty bookcase, when viewed from a distance, has no clear shape – you can’t tell which of the fiberglass threads are in the foreground or background, but once you add a couple of books it takes shape. Still, we agree with Design Milk that this collection looks like a pain to dust.
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