antoine phelouzat: quake shelf
antoine phelouzat: quake shelf
feb 24, 2012

antoine phelouzat: quake shelf

‘quake shelf’ by antoine phelouzat  image © eno

french designer and interior architect antoine phelouzat has created ‘quake’, a modular shelf system for eno. the furniture piece is comprised of several wooden slats held up by a metal cubes. the composition of the rectangular legs, more specifically the construction of the corners create the illusion of an unsteady structure. the design requires no hardware to assemble, and the steel wire units fit into one another, making it compact and transportable. like many good ideas, the simple and functional storage object took phelouzat twenty minutes to design. ‘quake’ was on on show at maison et objet 2012. 

antoine phelouzat: quake shelf ‘quake’ on show at maison et objet 2012  image © designboom

antoine phelouzat: quake shelf the rectangles come in two different heights 

antoine phelouzat: quake shelf sketch of parts 

antoine phelouzat: quake shelf detail  image © designboom

antoine phelouzat: quake shelf antoine phelouzat sitting by his design portrait © designboom

  • simple and playful – fabulous!

    tico says:
  • very cool!
    would add some legs or small cubes to lift it a bit more.

    CJ says:

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