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Build-Your-Own Shelving Units

andAssociates Boasts the Modern and Sculptural amime Shelving System

— August 26, 2019 — Art & Design
'amime' is the name given to a new build-your-own shelving system product by Japanese design firm andAssociates. The release embraces the growing necessity for storage spaces, as well as the consumer preference for customizable products.

amime utilizes steel as the main component of construction. While the silhouette surely satisfies functional needs, the arrangement of the product also guarantees an aesthetically pleasing appearance that is creatively strengthened by a sculptural element.

andAssociates' build-your-own shelving system provides consumers with a variety of options for assembly, including "knitted patterns, waves, and even steps." This allows for it to be quite adaptable to the limitations of a certain space, as well. amime is offered in a bright white, allowing for the product to deliver a minimalist aesthetic that will fit a wide range of interiors.

Photo Credits: isao yamamoto
Trend Themes
1. Customizable Shelving Systems - Opportunities for disruptive innovation: Introducing 3D printing technology to offer even more customizable options for consumers.
2. Sculptural Shelving Designs - Opportunities for disruptive innovation: Utilizing sustainable or eco-friendly materials to bring sculptural shelving designs to the forefront of home decor.
3. Minimalist Storage Solutions - Opportunities for disruptive innovation: Developing smart storage systems with minimalist designs that blend functionality with visual appeal through the use of software or AI.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Opportunities for disruptive innovation: Investing in automation technologies to design and produce customizable shelving systems in large quantities at lower costs.
2. Home Decor - Opportunities for disruptive innovation: Incorporating mixed materials and textures into shelving systems to create a unique and personalized aesthetic with a modular design approach.
3. 3D Printing - Opportunities for disruptive innovation: Developing and marketing 3D printing software designed specifically for customizable shelving systems with unique shapes and patterns.
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