Our jouney started in 2016 when we searched for a tool that would allow us to build various constructions creating 3D decorations and art models, basicially something that would allow us to discover all kinds of static constructions just by building them.
Except for a children's set using plastic drinking straws, no such sets existed at the time, there were certainly no aesthetically designed weight bearing sets.
In fact there were no sets that inspire adults to start building, discovering, playing again, something to challenge their imagination and explore their creativity, and "Imagineering" an intriguing combination of imagination and basic engineering skills to construct spatial objects.
We understood that there was a real need for an ‘Imagineering’ construction set for one or more persons, for modelling, puzzles, teambuilding and educational purposes.
The inventor of Plivio has a background in industrial engineering and a fascination for framework constructions, he wanted to create a building set that would always look nice in any interior, without looking like a "plastic toy".
He decided to use anodized aluminium tubes for the aesthetic design and elegant appearance, however, the problem was the hard, smooth surface of the material which did not provide any grip for a connector.
The first connector couplings that were created were in the form of little pivoting men, designed not only to be able to hold the tube ends, but that could also be clicked anywhere along a tube and to each other in many different ways. The creation of a ball socket coupling meant they were also capable of rotating in all directions.
In fact they were just like the fearless, hard working steel workers who built the New York sky scrapers in the past.
Out of respect these couplings are named “Imagineers” as their job is to help the creator realise an idea through the construction process, and they do it without ever complaining (work in progress).
To be able to create even larger stable, static or even kinetic (rotatable) constructions, the Imagineers needed an additional set of tools, so the second step was to develop innovative connectors, ensuring that any type and any size of spatial construction can be built!
The new developed set of connectors (the "clips & plugs") have the unique feature that they can be coupled to each other.
It includes a unique flex-plug that can be combined with other flex-plugs in a circle, so to form one connector to connect multiple aluminium tubes together in a star form.
The set also include an extender plug that connect 2 tubes on an axis and an end-plug that can be connected to the flex-plugs.
There are also pin-clips, flex-clips, socket-clips, rack-plugs, etc. which are all connectable to each other.
We believe in authentic design and never compromise on detail or quality: the tubes are made of “food” grade anodized aluminium meaning that, if needed, they can be cleaned in a dishwasher.
Today we are proud to present the Plivio Imagineering Set for both beginners and the more experienced.
The wooden box is designed such that it can be integrated into constructions as the Imagineers and clips can be clamped on it.
The Imagineering Set is in fact an eclectic mix of art, design, engineering and creativity, allowing you to build amazing objects that are surprising, even to the builder, although its the discovering the building process which is the most fun and makes you feel good.
Every Imagineering construction will always look great, something you can proudly show to friends; and by the way to make even more friends, Plivio Imagineering Set would of course be a very original gift !
Timeless Art Constructions
Plivio Imagineering Set is a 3D design and DIY construction set for creative persons that enables you to create geometric, decorative, art, or even wacky spatial objects at home by yourself or together with friends and family.