"Our goal is to inspire change. Working with creative and innovative experts from various fields, we aim to share and implement this geometry in urban design, architecture, philanthropic work, and public art," says Dror Benshetrit of the newly-released structural support system he developed that goes by the tagline of three words: New. Simple. Versatile.
QD 01-06, QuaDror. Designed by Dror Benshetrit.
A Modern Structural Support System Combines Artistic Simplicity with Strength
The entire design industry anxiously awaited the party that would showcase QuaDror, his project of four years. Together with The Huffington Post, our crew at Designer Pages threw the launch at the IDNY gala within the New Museum. To put the collapsible concept into words, Dror calls QuaDror "a new space truss geometry that unfolds manifold design initiatives and can adapt to various conditions and configurations".
Dror and team setting up the QuaDror installation at the New Museum for IDNY.
Dror giving a lecture to the IDNY Guests.
Back in 2006, Dror stumbled upon an intriguing design that was both strong and beautiful. Little did he know that four years later the process of developing QuaDror would finally be complete. With four, identical L-shaped pieces the system creates a thin, trestle structure or a thick solid panel and a fast assembly. Not only can the truss be used underneath tables or in combination with numerous foldable QuaDrors to create dividing walls or other trestle structures, it can also utilize its load-bearing qualities by helping the engineering of architecture on a larger scale with potential applications for disaster relief, low income housing and even bridge building.
Relief Housing, QuaDror. Designed by Dror Benshetrit.
"When realizing that the system could potentially bring a groundbreaking solution to the global issue of habitat, we were eager to complete our experimentations and share this discovery with the world," says Dror of the design that has taken four years to perfect with endless possibilities to come.