Slide Series Have Ghostly Structures with Seemingly Suspended Surfaces

By: Amelia Roblin - Apr 7, 2015
References: nendo.jp & leibal
While the typical bookcase embodies a dominant presence within a room, these see-through storage systems succeed in fading into the background. Made by Nendo, the Slide collection pieces are constructed with immaculate transparent glass, making them almost invisible to the eye.

A pair of bookshelves includes a tall version and a shorter and broader model, each with secondary ledges that are bonded to the clear ones. These tinted panes are what make the shelves perceptible, and actually confuse the perspective of the observer. This see-through storage furniture supports the translucent panels in skewed positions, making it look as though they're floating away. The unusual arrangements actually increase the surface area for displaying one's things.

Nendo's slide collection is a great example of how typically ordinary shelving is being transformed into opportunities to create sculptural and illusory decoration.