Joint Joinery

Bo Baalman


The project is a modular wooden interior installation that aims at reviving the classical and visible wooden hinge joint in the modern interior. This flexible surface allows the user to create a flowing interior landscape, by modifying angles and re-arranging modules.

My project starts from a personal perspective, with my love for crafting, in particular wood- crafting and details. This triggered my interest in wood joints, especially when they are left visible. By researching several wood joints and crafting them myself, I gathered practical knowledge. Combining this with the historical and theoretical knowledge of my thesis, I created a prototype with a peculiar atmosphere. To further contextualize the wood joint in the interior, I researched the history of the Dutch row house, which through time became a flexible open interior.

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