gilbert13: fold shelf
gilbert13: fold shelf gilbert13: fold shelf
dec 07, 2009

gilbert13: fold shelf

how the perforations are laid out on the sheet of steel

UK designers angela and mark gilbert of studio gilbert13, have designed fold shelf, a metal shelf made from a single sheet of steel, which is hand folded into shape via laser cut perforations.

the form of the storage unit, draws on plant growth and structures. it is efficiently produced using a minimal manufacturing process which means there are no visible joints or welds. the laser cut perforations of this asymmetric design appear as if they have been stitched providing a crafted and tailored aesthetic against the cold, hard feeling of the metal.

angela and mark gilbert aperitivo tower was a shortlisted winner of designboom’s it’s aperitivo time competition.

fold shelf

detail of the hand folded perforations arrangement of fold shelves

  • I’d like to a see a video of it folding up. Looks like you will need eight hands and four knees to form this !

    John says:
  • nice one … but how do you fix it on the wall ?

    Tomhace says:
  • a video. would. clarify.

    maybe just robot hands can do it?

    books says:
  • awsome – love it!!! should sell it you will make a milion. I love the build in screw hanging slot.. so awsome..

    g1nchy says:

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