Create your own furniture using SPYNDI locking sticks

Have you ever wanted a piece of furniture that could change its form to fit different functions and needs? Thanks to Lithuanian designer Mindaugas Žilionis, you can now build your own furniture in any shape you wish with locking sticks.

After 9 years of dedicated work, Mindaugas and his team have created a multifunctional locking stick system called SPYNDI. As a result, SPYNDI easily transforms into any shape by reassembling its 60 handmade wooden elements. In just 15 minutes you can turn a pile of sticks into many different chairs, lounges and tables. And because it’s inspired by the human spine, the SPYNDI is very flexible, strong and fits any individual.

SPYNDI locking sticks

“If you looked at the sketches and first prototypes, you would think that we were creating a super complicated bio-mechanical device rather than a chair. It was a long process but the result is fantastic,” says the designer.

An example of everlasting design and quality, the SPYNDI is a perfect piece of multifunctional furniture made of natural birch wood. First presented in 2007, the idea won the first prize in the international design competition “Non Format”. Consequently, SPYNDI has been travelling to other international exhibitions in Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Latvia and Ukraine. It’s even been regarded by designers, architects and consumers for its singularity of design, the harmony of functionality and aesthetics.

How SPYNDI works

“It does not matter where we show our product the reaction from people is always the same. They want to try to assemble SPYNDI pieces together, to take a seat, to touch it and even to smell it because SPYNDI manages to enchant people from all over the world.”

Building furniture with SPYNDI

Because SPYNDI’s team are strong believers in their locking sticks and its quality, they’ve even given it a lifetime warranty on any purchased during their crowdfunding campaign.

Close-up of the locking system

When this article was written, SPYNDI had received €64,696 of their €35,000 goal. They are expecting to start shipping in November 2016. You can learn more about how to create your own furniture on their website. Or you can check out this accordian-style cardboard furniture that’s somewhat similar.