ARCHIEE's échelle adjusts to any space with modifiable ladders ARCHIEE's échelle adjusts to any space with modifiable ladders
sep 24, 2014

ARCHIEE's échelle adjusts to any space with modifiable ladders

ARCHIEE’s échelle adjusts to any space with modifiable ladders
photo © ikuo yamashita
all images courtesy of ARCHIEE

 

 

 

ARCHIEE‘s ‘échelle’ was originally conceived as a showcase for an exhibition at the paris air show held at salon du bourget. rather than disposing the shelf once the event had concluded, which is sadly often the case, the product was to be transferred and reused at the client’s boutique. therefore, the main criteria during design and development was how to make a flexible system capable of mounting, dismounting, adjusting, and transporting.

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
the shelves occupied by items
photo © ikuo yamashita

 

 

 

with the understanding that basic geometries would provide these features, the final composition is composed of two planes: a steel ladder in the vertical and wooden planks in the horizontal. as such, the studio explains: ‘we named the product from the french word for ladder or scale. the name simply represents the principal character of the shelf; the scale, especially the height, of this product is adjustable by rotating the changing composition of each ladder.’

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
elevation view with objects
photo © ikuo yamashita

 

 

 

the metal structure is finished with a coat of black paint, while the timber surfaces are white to express the strong contrast between the two materials. there are small holes on the rungs of the ladder in order to secure the planks to the metal with screws. this intricate detail is what allows the uprights to be rotated with ease for any space.

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
corner view with and without objects
photo © ikuo yamashita

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
elevation view
photo © ikuo yamashita

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
spacial view
photo © ikuo yamashita

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
closeup of the shelves
photo © ikuo yamashita

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
detail of the ladders together
photo © ikuo yamashita

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
stand front view
photo © ikuo yamashita

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
stand back view
photo © ikuo yamashita

archiee echelle shelves furniture paris
components
photo © ikuo yamashita

 

 

project info:

 

client: discover japan and japan aero network
architects: ARCHIEE (yusuke kinoshita and daisuke sekine)
photography: ikuo yamashita

 

 

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  • Get some to Home Depot soon.. I could use these! Love it.

    Jim

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