The Verbinder by Leon Rinne, Andreas Hutter and Michael Schoeninger
Leon Rinne, Andreas Hutter and Michael Schoeninger, three students from the university of applied sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany have invented the Verbinder. This joint can be combined with every 12mm wooden board, which customers can easily find at their local carpenter. It’s up to the customer what kind of wood they use and how they combine it with the joint. Everybody can create their own shelf that perfectly fits with their budget, room and taste. The joint itself is 40x40x15mm. Minimum 8 joints and 4 wooden boards are needed to create the basic box. This box is expandable as much as the customer want. With the verbinder shelf joint, sloping roofs or offsets in the room corner can be compensated. Or a space separation can be built without any additional tools, the joint just has to be pushed on the wooden boards. There are no limits in creativity. To strut the boxes, back walls can be easily clamped, if necessary. The connector itself ensure that they don’t fall out of the box. The verbinder is not just a connector with a pure and iconic shape, it’s a symbol that gives another meaning to what people think as waste. Hopefully, this will let customers behave more responsible about their daily trash. In the future, the primary material will be obtained through companies with big amounts of plastic waste, which assure a constant supply. Currently, this project is on Kickstarter, looking for support to fund a professional injection mold to handle this task.