meike harde unfolds the wooden stockwerk shelf meike harde unfolds the wooden stockwerk shelf
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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  • great idea!

    Robert de Vos says:
  • Nice idea! Probably has limited load carrying ability.

    James says:
  • It looks simple but is actually a very clever design I guess. It sure has a limited load carrying ability as every thing on this planet. It would not suprise me if it is much higher then you would think by just looking at it.

    Ro says:
  • Very clever.
    When will it be on the market ? and where ?

    Annick Pollet says:

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