shanty storage cabinet by doshi levien for BD barcelona
all images courtesy of doshi levien

 

 

 

doshi levien (nipa doshi and jonathan levien) has conceived a set of storage cabinets that resemble the improvised dwellings fundamentally found in developing countries across the globe. london studio’s ‘shanty’ storage units for BD barcelona feature monochromatic or colorful corrugated patchworks on their façades, disguising rationally and carefully considered volumes within for hiding belongings. the ‘shanty’ collection of furniture is being presented at the 2014 salone del mobile.

doshi levien BD barcelona shanty designboom
doshi levien BD barcelona storage units come in a patchwork of corrugated color

doshi levien BD barcelona shanty designboom
‘shanty’ derives its name and appearance from the improvised dwellings found primarily in developing countries

doshi levien BD barcelona shanty designboom
‘shanty’ in black

doshi levien shanty BD barcelona designboom
‘shanty’ in teal

doshi levien shanty BD barcelona designboom
‘shanty’ in green