The Woodpile Shelving – made from three mossy planks – is a self-supporting structure looking for utmost essentiality. With its apparently precarious balance, it is a refined dispute between visual instability and actual stability. It is a dizzying challenge to the force of gravity, the expression of a profound aspiration to a transparent, metaphysical lightness, as trees blowing in the breeze. The structure is reduced to a minimum: three slender steel rods passing through and supporting the shelves. Embedded in the wood is a hidden mechanism that locks into place the pieces of the vertical metal rod – giving them the appearance of a single rod – and providing stability to the structure. The assembly is incredibly simple and without use of tools, according to the minimalist nature of this piece.
Mint Gallery _ London
London Design Festival 2014
190 x 40 x H 90 cm / Customizable Sizes, Design and Finishes
Extraclear Polished RESIN,
burnished STEEL rods.
Natural Wood surface not covered by resin on the section planes. Selective wood coating with matt natural effect.