alberto + francesco meda conceive stackable modular shoebox for volta

alberto + francesco meda conceive stackable modular shoebox for volta


on the occasion of milan design week 2017, italian footwear brand volta has presented ‘OCD 017’, a stackable modular shoebox conceived by alberto and francesco meda. founded in 2009 and known for referencing classics, volta’s shoes are a comfortable hybrid between sneakers and boots, crafted especially to fit daily life. with the addition of the shiny and elegant shoeboxes, they aim to continue defining their philosophy.alberto francesco meda volta ocd 017 shoebox designboom
the boxes are made of bent aluminium and brass sheets



thought for the neat and the sneaker maniacs, volta’s ‘OCD 017’ shoe box designed by alberto and francesco meda is made of bent aluminium and brass sheets. its stackable and modular features allows the boxes to work not just as storage, but also as a nice piece of furniture or even as a room divider. available in both and silver, ‘OCD 017’ can be used also as a display thanks to a transparent side. this can be then covered with leather panels available in dark grey, dark blue, and burgundy.

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available in gold and silver, ‘OCD 017’ features modular and stackable properties



working together since 2008, alberto and francesco meda blend their aesthetic with the world’s biggest brands of the design scenario. the ‘OCD 017’ box set results in an interesting example of the intersection between design and fashion, letting the user personalize their box by choosing their favourite cover combination and assembling it as preferred.

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the design aimed to result in a completely customizable product

alberto francesco meda volta ocd 017 shoebox designboom
the leather front covers are available in burgundy, gray and dark blue

 alberto francesco meda volta ocd 017 shoebox designboom
a transparent cover also allows for footwear display

alberto francesco meda volta ocd 017 shoebox designboom
keep your shoes neatly organized

alberto francesco meda volta ocd 017 shoebox designboom
each box is engraved with the designer’s name


francesco and alberto meda

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