pete oyler: stretch shelf pete oyler: stretch shelf
jul 27, 2009

pete oyler: stretch shelf

‘stretch shelf’ by pete oyler

american designer pete oyler a recent graduate of the rhode island school of design has sent us images of his project ‘stretch shelf’. the shelves are made of cast rubber and machined aluminum and are, essentially, giant rubberbands that function as wall shelves.

‘stretch shelf’

‘stretch shelf’

‘stretch shelf’

‘stretch shelf’

  • Looks like chewing gum. Is there a taste depending on the colour? I’m not sure i like it…

    superjuliette says:
  • Cool! Where can I buy it?

    Pete says:
  • The sheen/reflection on the rubber makes it look like Taffy to me. I like the colors, it all feels like something you would find in Wonka’s factory, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

    ct says:
  • It doesn’t seem to be very stable. The stability you would obtain with more points of fixation and the interlacing of the gum. To have more visual attraction it’s necessary to find a better shape.
    Good idea, but it needs more work.

    Giedre says:
  • Simple. Beautiful. Smart.

    I think it functions well enough, any more “interlacing” or “points of fixation” would corrupt and over-complicate it.

    And “Visual attraction” is subjective anyways. I think it has achieved a quiet, direct and playful aesthetic.

    Well done Pete.

    Charlie says:
  • I like it! Where van you buy them?

    Jeannette says:
  • Quite similar to Arianna Vivenvio’s elastico bookshelves

    Nana says:
  • this would look so cool on a wall consisting of a grid of those aluminium screws. making it modular in a way too, but also, a little, um, i don’t really know how to put it, maybe convert the wall into a display by itself, that is constantly changing?

    ViK says:
  • Oooh, nice. From some angles they look like holds at a rock-climbing gym.

    Katy from says:
  • The bookshelves of Arianna Vivenzio are really original and attractive idea. The work of Pete Oyler is good, but I don’t find nothing original there.

    Claire says:

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