Renowned interior architect and designer, Rainer Kalesse, and Välinge Innovation, are teaming up to create a unique, ready-for-production Threespine furniture collection.
“What fascinates me about Threespine is that it works without tools, it’s simple and really intuitive,“ says Rainer. “With our collection, I want to inspire the furniture industry to break new ground.”
Rainer spent over 20 years at the helm of Nolte-Küchen’s design department before starting his design firm, Rainer Kalesse Design-Management, in 2017. The designer is excited about the potential that Threespine brings to the industry, stating: “Threespine brings a whole new dimension to flatpack furniture construction. It’s now possible to combine high quality and good design with a simple, safe, and sustainable solution.”
The unique, patented Threespine click joint means furniture can be assembled without tools or fittings, and up to 8–10 times faster than furniture with traditional fittings, says Välinge. The technology is also flexible enough to realise any design vision, as it is suitable for all types of materials and construction — from flatpack and fine furniture to fully fitted kitchens.
“Designers and creators understand the possibilities of Threespine, so our collaboration with Rainer is a fantastic new direction for us,” says Jonas Banestig, senior key account manager of furniture at Välinge Innovation. “We’re really looking forward to being able to offer retailers and producers a modern, finished-concept furniture collection using our easy-assembly technology.”
Pictured: Rainer Kalesse