Dutch product design graduate Toon Welling designed the Bound Basics collection of simple furniture that is held together with nothing more than rope. Using what Buckminster Fuller termed “tensegrity” (short for tensional integrity), the rope creates the tension that is required to hold the pieces together sans nails or screws. The crisscrossing also adds a unique design element to each piece.

Each piece is made from eco-friendly materials like FSC-Certified composite wood laminate and hemp rope.

Photos by Wouter Stelwagen.