Modular lego-inspired furniture that can be hacked, customized, refurbished, & relocated
I remember my reaction when I saw the first iteration of Aalo back in 2018. It was simple, sophisticated, and honestly made me wonder why nobody ever thought of making furniture that literally ticks every box. The Aalo’s system was clever, and using just a handful of parts, you could quite literally build whatever you want. The same parts could make one table, or could be pulled apart and re-joined to make two benches, or even a shoe-rack.
From a business stand-point, Aalo was a complete win. Build a handful of parts and imagine the designs using those parts. The possibilities were literally endless. From a user stand-point, the Aalo allows you to make what you need. Need a standing desk? Check. Need a clothes-rack with a stool on the side? You could just use the same pieces to put together anything you needed. Plus, Aalo was designed to be pulled apart too, which made relocating a breeze. Traveling to a city for 6 months? You can shift all your furniture in a flat-packed box and piece it together with ease at your destination. This unique approach to modular, shape-shifting, easy-to-relocate furniture also made the Aalo incredibly sustainable and eco-friendly. People wouldn’t need to discard old furniture to buy new ones. And if something ever broke, you just needed to replace the broken part, not the entire piece of furniture. Aalo wasn’t designed with a landfill or a product-grave in mind. It figured a way to reject planned obsolescence.
Designed by a former Lexus Engineer who found himself shifting cities a lot, Aalo developed and evolved over time to become Aalo 2.0, the same product in essence, but designed to be stronger, made from finer materials, and work anywhere, including outdoors. Going a step further to make the range more durable, and therefor last for possibly a decade longer, Aalo 2.0 fine tunes a few things while sticking to its original philosophy. The products come flat-packed, much like IKEA’s furniture would, but unlike the Swedish home-decor giant, Aalo 2.0 is also designed for ‘disassembly’. This ensures that when you travel between cities, shifting jobs, your entire lifestyle travels WITH you. Aalo 2.0 comes apart as conveniently as it’s put together… with connecting panels and joineries that tighten with a single tool, the Aalo 2.0 can be assembled, disassembled, or even repurposed into newer items of furniture. Its Lego-like simplicity gives you the opportunity to be creative with your furniture, building exactly what you want, and its sheer genius is that designer Sejun Park devised a clever Nordic-style minimalist design language that shines through no matter what piece of furniture you make. Whether you use Aalo 2.0 to make a footstool, wardrobe, planter-stand, table, or even modular shelf, every product looks like a part of Aalo’s visual family.
The 2nd edition of Aalo goes a few steps further to ensure the best possible UX. Aalo’s online builder allows you to create your own furniture designs and get a catalog of the parts you need. You can even use it to experiment using parts you already have, allowing you to let your imagination go absolutely wild. Just like its predecessor, Aalo 2.0 aims at being a sustainable alternative to regular furniture. Designed to be as much as 99% recyclable, the parts are made from the highest quality zinc and aluminum (making them 40% stronger), and are coated with a premium-feel VOC-free powder coat that maximizes Aalo’s use, allowing it to be used outdoors in the sun or the rain. The powder coat also has a minimal impact on the environment, reducing its footprint while contributing to the product’s ability to be almost completely recycled… an eventuality that seems pretty unlikely considering how Aalo 2.0’s also designed to hack and overcome planned obsolescence, and to even be perhaps the only range of furniture that you can easily travel along with!
Designer: Sejun Park
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Reconfigure, Reuse & Recycle. Aalo 2.0 is a Lego-like furniture with beautiful design that moves and changes with you for life.
Buy Once, Reuse Forever
Create 100+ designs from just 15 parts. With their Lego-like assembly, you can easily add or remove parts to fit your changing space needs, so Aalo 2.0 can move and evolve with you.
Simple Assembly & Disassembly
Aalo 2.0 uses only one type of hardware and tool, and can be assembled in just minutes. Put it together, take it apart and change it up over and over with ease!
Durable & Stainable
Aluminum and Zinc construction with premium powder coating finish for maximum durability, while being 99% recyclable.
Reconfigure & Reuse
Combining years of experience in manufacturing engineering and product design, we developed an entirely new type of furniture system with a unique interchangeable parts design. It’s a modular furniture like you’ve never seen before.
No matter the shape or size, Aalo assembles with just one tool (standard hex key) in just a few minutes. We thoughtfully crafted every aspect of Aalo to be as simple and easy to work with as possible.
Durable & Sustainable
For Aalo 2.0, they upgraded their previously Aluminum connectors with Zinc material, to achieve 40% more load bearing strength and x6 times better impact strength.
The rest of the beams and panel components are made with the same Aerospace-grade Aluminum we’ve been using from the beginning, with only about 1% of our total parts being made out of plastic materials.
All of their metal parts are finished with premium textured powder coating. Aside from being one of the highest grade finishes available for furniture (in both scratch-resistance and durability), powder coating produces ZERO Volatile Organic Compounds during production unlike other common painting processes. This means no harmful chemicals are released to the environment during the finishing process.
They use stainless steel fasteners to complement our Aluminum & Zinc body, so that you can take Aalo outside for even greater versatility.
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