What if an attitude of DIY and simple means could radically change your view on furniture?

With only 4 pieces and without any screw or bolt, CAROL allows multiple configurations of furniture, adjusting to the necessity of each moment. By Just assembling the pieces, it's possible to build beds, chairs, tables... everything you can imagine!

This hybrid structure, made to stimulate the versatile use and re-use of singular elements for the assembly of a flexible framework, got the first prize at the Innovation Festival Europe.

The European Innovation Festival which takes place across six European cities: Barcelona, Milan, Kortrijk, Lisbon, Vilnius and Tallinn.

The mission of the festival is to celebrate innovation and creativity within the participating cities and to mobilize their citizens, youth, businesses, researchers and other regional players to broaden their minds and be part of multiple events that will not only showcase excellence and innovation, but also address important societal challenges such as boosting creativity, tackling climate change or decreasing mobility barriers in urban environment.


project: carol

team: de baes, Dieter Callewaert

status: furniture production

year: 2011

all photographs: © steytpena