10-Unit System

Designer: Shigeru Ban

Year: 2009

The 10-Unit System is a novel furniture concept and fully modular system. Based on L-shaped units that can be combined to form furniture – a chair, a stool, a bench – the system allows for the creation of multiple configurations and is easy to disassemble and reassemble. An ingenious yet simple design, the 10-Unit System displays designer Shigeru Ban’s commitment to the environment. Made from UPM ProFi, a non-toxic wood plastic composite, the principal raw materials are recycled paper and plastic. Tough and humidity resistant, the composite is environmentally sustainable and can be recycled back into the production process.

Aalto University of Technology 2012_photo_Rauno_Träskelin
The terrace of the Aalto University of Technology in Espoo, Finland
A modular system based on L-shaped units
10-Unit Bench cm
10-Unit Bench
10-Unit Chair cm
10-Unit Chair
10-Unit Table Stool cm
10-Unit Stool
Injection-moulded wood-plastic composite
Stainless steel

Suitable for outdoor use

This product can be configured to become a chair, a bench, or a stool.

10-Unit System Chair black

10-Unit Chair
Units: composite, black


10-Unit Bench
Units: composite, black