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Flipping Wall Shelves

Sebastian Errazuriz's Disappearing Repisa N5

— May 23, 2009 — Art & Design
Sebastian Errazuriz’s Repisa N5 shelving unit is a full wall-mounted piece that you can totally make on your own out of wooden panels. The Repisa N5 allows you to pull the patterns down into a shelf position or flip them up as wall decoration.

These units are great for entertainment systems, libraries and living rooms.

Implications - The minimalist movement that has taken over all facets of the design industry is a symbol of consumer's boredom with chaos and adornment. In today's fast-paced world, one can't be bothered by decorative conversation and is likely to seek something more straight to the point. The same can be said with interior design pieces, creating an attraction to all things minimalist.
Trend Themes
1. Minimalist Design - The minimalist movement is driving consumer demand for simple and functional design.
2. Multi-functional Furniture - The Repisa N5's ability to transform from a shelf to wall decoration taps into the trend of multi-functional furniture.
3. DIY Home Decor - The Repisa N5's design encourages consumers to create their own customized furniture, reflecting the trend of DIY home decor.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - The minimalist design trend presents opportunities for interior designers to create clean and functional spaces.
2. Furniture Manufacturing - The demand for multi-functional furniture offers potential for furniture manufacturers to develop innovative designs.
3. Home Improvement Retail - The rise of DIY home decor opens up market opportunities for home improvement retailers to offer customizable products and materials.
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