The original Abstracta system is made from steel tubing and zinc connectors. This gives it the weight and structure necessary for commercial applications. However, the steel and zinc friction fit takes significant force to hammer flush and to disconnect. Once people assemble Abstracta, they tend to keep it together for awhile. This is where Cubitz Kitz comes in to the equation!
Cubitz Kitz are for DIYers, families, and anyone who loves to regularly rearrange their home. It utilizes 15″ anodized aluminum tubing instead of steel, and an entirely new type of connector that is glass-filled nylon instead of zinc. Cubitz Kitz are 75% lighter than the original Abstracta, and much easier to assemble and disassemble. This also makes it more accessible to children and people with limited physical strength. It is still extremely strong, but it’s a lot more fun to put together.
We recently sold small quantities of aluminum tubes and Cubitz connectors on our website. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and even led to some final modifications to the molding process. Therefore, we now feel comfortable packaging the connectors, tubes, shelves, assembly tools, instructions, and design kit together into one convenient kit that we call Cubitzkitz.
CubitzKitz include everything you and your family need to plan, prototype, assemble, and disassemble your unique designs. CubitzKitz are made up of two parts: a Design Kit and a Build Kit. The Design Kit contains half-scale straws and connectors, isometric graph paper for exploring concepts, and an instruction booklet. The Build Kit includes 15″ black satin anodized aluminum tubes, assorted nylon connectors, acrylic shelving (safer than glass and requires no shelf clips), lightweight hammer, and disconnect tool.
Danish architect Poul Cadovius created the Abstracta modular system in the 1960s to be an elegant, modular display and furniture design that despite its minimalist approach is versatile and sturdy. Since 1998, Consort Corporation has manufactured and sold the space frame display systems to a worldwide market, preserving Abstracta’s reputation for style, strength and service at a price unmatched by any other similar display system.