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Posts tagged as 'shelving'

Charlotte Perriand and ‘Nuage’ at the Expo Synthèse des Arts Tokyo, 1955; photo by Junzo Inamura

Tubular steel chairs, or perhaps aluminium and glass creations might indeed be the first designs that come to mind when thinking of Charlotte Perriand’s pioneering pieces. One of modernism’s most significant furniture designers, and one of the few women who broke the glass ceiling of this then firmly male-dominated profession, Perriand’s most famous designs include the iconic LC4 Chaise Longue or the LC7 Swivel Chair, both of which were developed in collaboration with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. On this recently-reissued oak wood-and-aluminium shelving collection however, the French designer worked on her own. Called ‘Nuage‘ the Bauhaus-coloured modular series was inspired by Japanese architecture (Perriand spent there two years working as a ministerial advisor on industrial design) and comprises five models of varying heights, all of which feature characteristic sliding panels which come in either anodised aluminium, or in red, blue, green, yellow, grey, black or white. (more…)

Thu 28.6.

‘Aura’ shelving unit by Speziell (DE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 28.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

‘Aura’ shelving unit by Speziell

Sibylle Fleckenstein, Jens Pohlmann and Thilo Schwer, a trio of product designers behind the German brand Speziell have realised this expressive, seemingly offset shelving unit called ‘Aura’. Developed in uniformly white MDF, ‘Aura‘ appears to be backlit by splashes of neon hues radiating from the otherwise unnoticeable, hidden surfaces which have been covered with boldly-coloured paint. Apart from the shelving unit, the collection also comprises two additional designs: a low side table and a wall-mounted CD board. (more…)

'Corniches' shelving system by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra

Inspired by an idea of ‘impromptu storage area,’ France’s famous design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have realised this versatile, customisable shelving system for the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra. Available in three different sizes and in either high-gloss black, white or Japanese red, ‘Corniches’ ‘are neither regular shelves nor simple horizontal surfaces, but rather individual, isolated protrusions’ which can serve many purposes within practically any environment. The design was launched earlier this year at Salone del Mobile in Milan. (more…)

Sat 24.3.

‘Les frères Plo’ series by Gaspard Graulich (FR)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 24.03.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Disassembled 'Les frères Plo' unit by Gaspard Graulich

A young French designer Gaspard Graulich has recently realised this series of easily-assemblable home furniture called ‘Les frères Plo’. Composed of few simple elements, the collection consists of four designs in varying heights and sizes, which are held together by vividly-coloured tubular steel joints. (more…)

'Totem' shelving unit by Broberg & Ridderstråle for Klong; photo by Tom Martinesen

Part of ‘Klong Horizon’, a new collection of flat-packable furniture by a Swedish manufacturer Klong, this flexible shelving system with an incorporated desk tabletop was created by a Stockholm-based designer duo Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle. Based on a simple mounting structure reminiscent of a cogwheel, the composition of ‘Totem’ can be easily adjusted according to user’s individual needs and the system can be complemented by a small desk unit which was presented earlier this year at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. (more…)

'Montana Shelving system' by Peter J. Lassen for Montana Møbler

Danish manufacturer Montana Møbler has launched a new, minimalist ‘handle-less’ model of its famous customisable storage system designed by company’s founder Peter J. Lassen. Presented at the Design Post exhibition during last week’s imm cologne fair, the recently developed version encompasses ‘drawers and doors without handles [which] can be opened and shut with a light pressure on the front. The selected drawer and door models are available in all Montana’s 42 lacquer colours.’ (more…)

Mon 23.1.

‘XI’ bookshelf by Gonçalo Campos (PT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'XI' bookshelf by Gonçalo Campos

Reminiscent of an oversized puzzle, this simple wooden bookshelf has been recently realised by the young Portuguese designer Gonçalo Campos. Featuring a number of discreetly-carved assembly directions, the ‘XI’ bookshelf can be easily put together without the need of screws, glue or any additional parts or joints. Instead, the parts of the design lock together thanks to the very carefully placed fittings. (more…)

'Staccato' shelving unit by Atelier Oï for Röthlisberger

The multidisciplinary design practice Atelier Oï has recently realised this cleverly-constructed, natural solid ash shelving unit for the Swiss furniture manufacturer Röthlisberger. Composed of multiple interlocking shelfs, the rhythmic, multigrid structure of ‘Staccato’ is ideal for large format books as well as smaller volumes and decorative items while the unit itself can also function as a functional room divider which can be extended in endless combinations.

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