This durable shelf is held together by a cable tie system

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Listón is a modular shelf that uses a system of cable ties and wooden slats to form a piece of furniture that is durable and infinitely reconfigurable.

Downsizing has never looked so good. As we continue to declutter our home spaces and replace bulky appliances with multifunctional and modular furniture, designers are getting creative to get us there. Much of the inspiration behind the recent downsizing trend is attributed to environmental reasons.

Designer: Guille Cameron MacLean

With this in mind, many designers approach new furniture and appliance designs with sustainability as the driving force. Adding his design to the mix, architect and designer Guille Cameron Mac Lean developed Listón, a new type of furniture system that uses cable ties and wooden slats to configure modular storage units.

The cable tie system allows users to create endless configurations of different sizes and shapes for essential shelving that will fit seamlessly into any room. Replacing hardware and tools, cable tie systems ensure secure attachment for each module supplied with Listón.

The cable tie and wooden slat system also significantly reduces the amount of packing material needed to ship the furniture system by 18 times compared to other kit furniture. In designing Listón, Mac Lean hoped to grant users autonomy over the look, size and configuration of household furniture.

Infinitely adaptable and changeable, Listón differs from conventional furniture in that when one segment breaks, the rest of the unit will not have to be replaced. If the wooden slates chip or the cable ties break, users can simply discard the broken segments and replace them with new wooden slates or cable ties. The wooden slates are available in two lengths, a longer piece and a shorter one. Once assembled, the wooden slates form cubic shelves of 40 x 40 x 40 cm.

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