QLICK - Clip lock for assembly/disassembly of modular furniture systems without tools


Ref.-No. 4426

In the last years a big effort has been done to develop screws-free furniture’s concepts which can be assembled without specific tools and competences. This aspect is acquiring more and more importance concerning do-it-yourself furniture´s kits both for private customers as well as for professionals who need to frequently assemble temporary furnishing, e.g. expositions booths. Especially in the latter case, it is crucial to rely on a system which is not only easy and fast to be handled but also resistant to frequent assembling/ disassembling cycles.

The invention consists in a tool free connector unit for a modular furniture system, as shelves, space dividers, display furniture, and much more. The particular geometry of the three-piece system, including a clip-shaped closing element, ensures an outstanding stability, which is a critical aspect in many other screws-free systems already present on the market. The assembly and disassembly can be easily performed by anyone without specific competences and completely tools-free. Assembly and disassembly procedures do not damage the components which are designed to survive several relocations. 

Commercial Opportunities

In principle, QLICK can be implemented in any modular furniture system.

Keywords: furniture, click, connection, design, modular, tools-free, wooden connecting systems, do-it-yourself style, construction, product design, lifestyle, imm cologne

It can be tailored to ensure a stable connection of different units. Its versatility in terms of materials and nuances make it suitable for a wide range of designs and applications.

Current Status 

A patent application has been filed in Germany and several prototypes of modular furniture including QLICK have been produced and successfully tested. 

The invention and the assembly/ disassembly procedures of different prototypes will be presented for the first time in the section “pure talents” of the international interiors show “immCologne” 18 - 24.01.2016. 

On behalf of the RWTH University, PROvendis is seeking a partner for licensing the technology.

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Dr. Andreas Voigt
+49.208 94105-40

Dr. Andreas Voigt

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