nendo's flexible nest shelf for london design festival adapts to available space
 
nendo's flexible nest shelf for london design festival adapts to available space nendo's flexible nest shelf for london design festival adapts to available space
sep 17, 2015

nendo's flexible nest shelf for london design festival adapts to available space

 

during the london design festival 2015, nendo presents ‘nest shelf’ at somerset house, a flexible and adaptable storage system that grows outward and retracts inward to accommodate for various spacial situations. vertical sections are made from 3.7 mm thick carbon fiber, while the horizontal divisions are made from aramid fiber-made honeycomb material sandwiched between carbon fiber. both partitions are coated with a larch veneer, forming a 4.8 mm thick shelving hidden within the 9.6 mm thick outer storage. the width of the shelf’s fully-collapsed state doubles when fully extended outward, allowing the user the flexibility to choose a width appropriate for the space available. extending the shelf halfway produces a grid-style layout with rows of square dividers to be used for books and other personal items.

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the new design was exhibited by nendo at the 2015 london design festival
all photography by akihiro yoshida and takumi ota

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the width of the shelf’s fully-collapsed state doubles when fully extended outward

nendo london design festival-nest-shelf
extending the shelf halfway produces a grid-style layout with rows of square dividers

nendo london design festival-nest-shelf
a 4.8 mm thick shelving is hidden within the 9.6 mm thick outer storage

nendo london design festival-nest-shelf
horizontal divisions are made from aramid fiber-made honeycomb material sandwiched between carbon fiber

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sketches indicate the flexible characteristics of ‘nest shelf’

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the nearly-finished shelf at the production facility

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both horizontal and vertical partitions are coated with a larch veneer

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divisions in the partitions allow the shelf to nest within itself

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aramid fiber-made honeycomb material is sandwiched between carbon fiber

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detail of the honeycomb material meeting the carbon fiber

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vertical sections are made from 3.7 mm thick carbon fiber

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