The Spread 10Y Shelf Documents a Italy's Economy

 - May 24, 2012
References: studioinesistente &
It's interesting to learn of the very different sorts of inspiration in the design of furniture, and the Spread 10Y magazine rack recognizes one unexpected source. Data that expresses the economic situation in Italy in 2011 has been cleverly converted into a shelf.

Antonio Maria Privitera designed the contemporary piece based on a famous graph, mapping the debt of the country before and after a change in government. The sharp peaks and plummets of the line have been given depth through a transformation into an unexpected bit of wooden shelving.

The consequent crevices created by the three dimensionality of Studio Inesistente's Spread 10Y provide places for one to stash and display the news. It's very fitting actually. And for reading materials other than magazines and newspapers, the storage system has been designed with a spiky drawer and compartment beneath.