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meike harde unfolds the wooden stockwerk shelf
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dec 16, 2013
meike harde unfolds the wooden stockwerk shelf


meike harde unfolds the wooden stockwerk shelf 
all images courtesy of johannes höller

 

 

 

reminiscent of a compressible paper model, the ‘stockwerk’ shelf by german designer meike harde appears to negate its material properties. the solid wood structure becomes a foldable object due to cuts in its side walls, which act as an alternative to plug and screw connections. needing no assembly itself, the piece is delivered as a flat-pack item, ready to be pulled into shape. the sides are split, mitered and fixed using piano hinges, creating a system that is fully linked together. the final height of the shelf is customizable, as some compartments can stay closed accordingly. quick to install, the foldable nature of the furniture also makes it easy to transport.

 

 


the shelf is constructed as a large and small version

 

 


the large version 

 

 


the compartments can be kept closed to make a smaller size shelf

 

 


the small version

 

 


flexible side walls 

 

 


set up

 

 


step by step 

 

 


detail of the side folds

 

 


hinge detail

 

 

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