This was a spare time project that evolved from the basic goal of creating a shelf, to an exploration of shape, abstract recognition, structural feasibility and usability.
Shape and recognition
The shape, and its resemblance to a snail, is designed with the intent of providing an additional perceptive experience. The idea was to try and blur the border between a shelf, which is just a shelf, and a shelf that enables a secondary interpretation.
Construction and usability
The shelf is pushing the limits in technical feasibility as itis barely buildable, and it might even tilt over if loaded wrong. It is also questioning the importance of havinghorizontal storage space – the paradigm is challenged thus encouraging the owner to reflect, on how to utilise the space.