CH first covered Dror Benshetrit’s QuaDror structural support system—a weight-efficient approach to space truss geometry that can essentially build collapsible structures from flat-packed pieces—when it existed only in sketches, renderings and 3D-printed models. Highly adaptable, and usable in a variety of different materials (such as bamboo or steel), QuaDror’s potential implementations are as vast as they are important—from emergency or urban housing to bridge support.
Four years later, the designer’s concept has now become a reality, presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile Milano in April and more recently at Wanted Design New York. Dror has partnered with Italian manufacturer Horm.it to show another aspect of QuaDror: its unusual elegance. QuaDror furniture allows users to appreciate the beauty, strength and versatility of the simple triangular base structure through side tables and bookshelves in materials like hand-oiled ash wood and hard metal.
Images courtesy of Horm.it