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
Solid WOOD, Natural MOSSES, Extraclear Polished RESIN, burnished STEEL rods. Natural Wood surface not covered by resin on the section planes. Selective wood coating with matt natural effect.