The hexagonal geometrical configuration of this particular shelving system allows it to evenly distribute the loads placed at higher levels to the supporting points in the ground, achieving a stable and safe structure.
Due to the formal flexibility of the hexagonal configuration the system can be arranged in hundreds of ways, combining the panels and links depending on the space, storage needs and objects to storage. The design may vary from a side bed table made of a single module (6 panels) to a wall-covering library (70 panels).
"Hexagon” takes up very small space when disassembled, mostly because of its biggest pieces are rectangular and identical plywood sheets, easy to manufacture and transport.
The nodes are designed to be inserted and screwed in pre-cut holes in the plywood, perfectly maintaining 120 degrees in between panels.
There are three different types of nodes or links according to its functions: a node for two, a node for three panels joins and a base node with a flat surface in contact with the ground.
The nodes are designed to be produced through an injection molding process. Each node is made of two injected pieces that are later assembled and secured by plastic inserts.
To ensure the panels moving from its place, nodes have cylindrical holes designed to hold hidden screws that ensure the structural stability of the whole system.
In 2012 “Hexagon” was awarded with the third place in a national furniture contest of the South American plywood manufacturer “Masisa”. One of the conditions of the competition was the 100% plywood usage, which is why in this first design the nodes were also made of coated plywood.