Clean Fasteners

The Clean Fasteners furniture collection was designed from a simple question: can furniture work without metal fasteners? A framework was developed for a removable wood fastener. This new type of fastener allows for simple but sturdy stick-frame construction using wood dowels. The collection focuses on removing environmentally harmful manufacturing practices from furniture making. This means cutting the use of high-energy materials like metal and removing high-VOC chemicals like synthetic wood finishes.

Designed at: Iowa State University

Design For: Industrial Design Capstone Project

Design Timeline: January 2015 to May 2015

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