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Abstract Honeycomb Shelving

The SoftShelf by E/B Office Looks Malleable and is Customizable

— April 13, 2013 — Art & Design
The SoftShelf by E/B Office, an architectural studio based in New York City, is a sculptural shelving unit that looks like a giant honeycomb section that has been manhandled and manipulated. Parts of the unit are squished and elongated while other places are larger and more shapely. This provides various spots for a range of different objects to be stored and displayed.

Made out of wood, the SoftShelf by E/B Office, who also created the visually striking Seat art installation, is fully customizable. The designers write, "Softshelf takes advantage of the rigidity and fluidity of wood combined with the precision of CNC milling technology to create a monolithic and continuous form, sturdy yet geometrically complex, and ultimately innovative." The resulting effect is utterly captivating.
Trend Themes
1. Sculptural Shelving Units - Opportunity for creating custom, visually striking shelving units that combine art and functionality.
2. Woodworking Innovation - Potential for leveraging precision CNC milling technology to create complex and innovative wooden designs.
3. Customizable Furniture - Growing demand for furniture that can be tailored to individual preferences and needs.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - Interior designers can explore incorporating sculptural shelving units to create unique and visually appealing spaces.
2. Furniture Manufacturing - Furniture manufacturers can adopt woodworking innovation to create intricate and eye-catching designs.
3. Home Decor Retail - Home decor retailers can cater to the demand for customizable furniture by offering personalized options to customers.
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