Interactive Stretch Shelf by Pete Oyler
July 21, 2010 Leave a comment
I found this playful yet very practical piece whilst reading Casa International. Unfortunately the text describing this product was in Chinese. However the image was strong enough to steal my attention. The shape reminds me very much of Peter Marigold’s Split shelving unit, as it works on simple a geometric principle but what distinguishes this product apart (literally) is the element of ‘play’. The fun aspect, squeezing that last book onto the shelve while stretching the cast rubber against the stern machined alluminium pins, helped by the bold ‘engaging’ colours. Sometimes it’s the simple things that have the biggest impact. I love the image (below) showing an array of these shelves dotted across a wall, beautifully displayed. Designed by Pete Oyler who now works in Brooklyn New York, graduated in Furniture Design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 2009.