Clockwork Joinery Multifunctional Furniture Concept by David Hashimoto

As the world’s population is constantly increasing, the space that we have constantly decreases. More and more people are living in confined spaces. In the future our homes and built environments will only decrease in size. With this decrease it is a necessity to use the space we have wisely. One way to do this is through furniture that serves multiple purposes, thus reducing the space a piece of furniture utilizes but increasing the functionality.

Benches, Desks and counter tops in there most basic forms are horizontal surfaces at different heights. Working with this idea, this designer has developed the Clockwork Joinery concept. If we are to envision out future we must look and analyze ourselves in the present and respect the past. The past is always relevant and although this concept is designed for future living, it retains a certain aspect of nostalgic charm.

Designer : David Hashimoto

Clockwork Joinery by David Hashimoto

Clockwork Joinery by David Hashimoto

Influenced by the idea of interpreting the beauty and charm of an antique clock into a functional and flexible piece of furniture, Clockwork Joinery is braced to the ceiling and floor with 2 threaded columns. Rotating the central disc rotates 2 “geared” nuts on each of the columns. This mechanical force transfers to a vertical movement of the main unit. All the gears are exposed creating a sense of honesty. All the mechanical components are created from wood, creating a warmth an nostalgic connection not possible with other materials.

Varying the heights, it can serve many purposes such as Bench seating, Desk and Counter/Bar. The integrated shelving also aids structural support while providing storage space.

Clockwork Joinery by David Hashimoto

Clockwork Joinery by David Hashimoto

Clockwork Joinery by David Hashimoto

Clockwork Joinery by David Hashimoto

Clockwork Joinery by David Hashimoto

Clockwork Joinery by David Hashimoto

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Jace says: November 14, 2012

Good idea, until the wood starts to swell, and also the fact that you are going to effectively have the weight of two trees in your living area. You will probably find that the screws are going to work real well either, if the weight isn't evenly distributed. Would be probably better off suspending it from the ceiling, and then at least you won't have two big posts in the way..

alex ritchie says: November 15, 2012

Clever thinking. I have always liked the idea of one object doing a multitude of different tasks. One think sprung to m ind and thats the way car garage hoists operate with electrical motors on each leg…there might be an idea there for space saving furniture.
Alex

Daniel Radford says: February 26, 2013

Jace does have a point. It does add a nice tough of style, but, unless it's made of something like metal, the long-term durability will be in question.







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