This Flat-Pack Sofa Can Be Assembled Without Tools
Avoid lugging out your toolbox and wiping away sweat beads of frustration over trying (and failing) to assemble a piece of furniture. London-based startup Swyft recently unveiled its unique flat pack sofa design that is not only stylish but has an easy assembly process that requires no tools.
The company’s signature Swyft-Lok device allows the sofa to be assembled by one person without additional assistance. It’s comprised of a die-cast aluminum slot and folded steel that allows the pieces to slide in place and remain securely locked, aided only by gravity and friction.
“The ease by which the sofa can be put together also means we are not outsourcing a logistical headache and additional extensive labor to the customer, as is the case with most flat pack furniture,” said Swyft brand founder Keiran Hewkin. “And when it comes to logistics, it’s as easy to get into the house to put up as it is [to] take apart and move out.”
The sofa comes in either two or three boxes, depending on the size. Swyft assures customers that boxes can be lifted easily by one individual. The sofas also come with assembly instructions and coded boxes that denote the order in which the packages should be opened
Currently, the flat pack sofa collection features two and three-seat sofas ($1,175- $1,305) complete with memory foam cushions and solid wood legs, plus there’s a Swfyt Armchair ($780). Customers can choose from six different colors and velvet or linen. According to Fast Company, Swyft is gearing up to release two additional sofa models this year, with future plans for expanding the line into cabinets, tables and beds, all featuring the Swyft-Lok mechanism.
After putting away your tools (you won’t be needing those!), browse and shop the entire Swyft home collection here.