lucien gumy imm cologne [D3] contest winner 2013
lucien gumy   imm cologne [D3] contest winner 2013 lucien gumy   imm cologne [D3] contest winner 2013
jan 18, 2013

lucien gumy imm cologne [D3] contest winner 2013

‘l’étagère en bois’ by lucien gumyphoto: ECAL/bruno aeberli



[D3] design talents – an annual program of imm cologne – showcases the work of young, avant-garde creatives across four sections: [D³] professionals; [D³] contest, [D³] schools, and [D³] alumni.


[D3] contest is the young designers competition which invites up-and-coming international designers to present their prototypes in the areas of furniture, lighting and interior design, whereby three of the exhibiting participants are acknowledged for their innovation. this year, lucien gumy was awarded first prize for his shelving system ‘l’étagère en bois’ which he developed as part of his industrial design studies at ECAL in lausanne, switzerland. the wooden storage network is a result of the swiss designer’s research into the assemblage of horizontal and vertical parts. his goal was to produce modular pieces by eliminating fittings and holes, thus, the construction of the resulting furniture is devoid of any hardware, and employs only a simple joint system to interlock the mantle boards and vertical supports.with this fastening method, the unit’s size can vary in length depending on the user’s needs.



a single shelving unitphoto: ECAL/bruno aeberli

individual shelving componentsphoto: ECAL/bruno aeberli

shelving boards with notch detail used for fastening the units togetherphoto: ECAL/bruno aeberli

detail of joint systemphoto: ECAL/bruno aeberli

demonstrating how the structural components connect to each otherphoto: ECAL/bruno aeberli



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‘l’étagère en bois’ on show at imm cologne 2013image © designboom



lucien gumy, imm cologne 2013 [D3] contest winnerimage © designboom

  • great job!

    Alex says:
  • Lovely but how structurally strong is it especially with items stored on the shelves?

    Ady says:
  • how is lateral stability addressed?

    Ghantous says:

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