The Thread Shelf Has a Fine Profile From Side-Long Perspectives

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Nov 6, 2013 • References: mikiyakobayashi & leibal
The Thread Shelf is quite a large piece of furniture, yet it embodies a definite aesthetic lightness, considering its broad dimensions. From the front, the storage system looks a great deal like the IKEA Expedit Shelf, but visibly much thinner in structure; get a glimpse of it from the side, however, and you'll appreciate its surprisingly delicate design.

Up close, you can see that the composition of the bookcase is somewhat lattice-like, consisting of many slender strips of material that align into horizontal ledges and crisscross with the vertical elements. This grate-like effect makes the Mikiya Kobayashi half as heavy as it would otherwise be, plus the whitewashed Thread Shelf permits the penetration of light from all sides. Stats for Subtly Grated Storage Systems Trending: Older & Chilly
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