Leave it to an architect to create a shelving system that's as versatile as building blocks. The work of Belgian-Dane Julien De Smedt of JDS Architects, this modular system lets you create a shelving unit to fit your space and style. "Our projects are humanly designed, politically engaged, financially viable, and structurally realistic," says the designer. When asked how he sees the "new Nordic" celebrated by the Danish company Muuto, De Smedt says it is "like an embrace of a southern culture with a northern rigueur." Translating that idea to his Stacked Shelving (2008), these boxes can be randomly stacked or precisely coordinated into a grid. The three sizes are scaled to accommodate all kinds of books. And while there are only three boxes offered, there are actually five shapes to work with, depending on how you position the two rectangles. The negative spaces created between boxes give you even more shapes with which to play. Made in China.
This set includes two large shelves in white, one medium shelf in white, one medium shelf in ash, and four white clips to connect boxes together.
Each shelf comes with one steel clip (in white) to connect the boxes together.
For better stability or a pop of color, additional clips (sold in sets of 5) can be purchased separately.
White pigmented ash veneer or white paint over MDF; painted steel clips.
"Our projects are humanly designed, politically engaged, financially viable, and structurally realistic," says Julien De Smedt, the founder and director of Copenhagen-based JDS Architects. With works such as Maritime Youth House and The Iceberg apartment building, the internationally recognized designer and architect has generated a renewed awareness of architecture in Denmark.
De Smedt was born in Brussels and received his diploma from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. Prior to founding JDS Architects, he worked with Rotterdam-based OMA and co-founded PLOT, an architecture firm in Copenhagen. Read more >