Insightful Tipi Modular Shelving System Evoking the Spirit of Traveling
Designer Assaf Israel envisioned a lovely modular shelving system for studio Joynout. Tipi was born following a year-long round the world trip. It deals with elements of nomadism: the ease with which one can transfer, assemble, change, disassemble and rebuild. This product is suitable for private homes and for public places. It can accompany its users for many years and can function as an open wardrobe, a bookcase, or even as a desk. All this as part of a green concept, giving an alternative to modern consumption – in which a piece of furniture has only a short life cycle.
The cone-shaped structure allows an easy setting of the shelves, with no need of fixation – the diameter of each hole in each shelf was precisely measured so as to stand in the exact and desired height. The upper part of the poles is fixed with screws, so as to allow an easier positioning of the shelves. The product is compact when packed, and easily managed for construction, deconstruction and moving. The poles and the shelves are made of solid wood and the rings tying between the poles are made of Birch plywood. The storage baskets are imported from Africa, and are traditionally handmade from a ‘Veta-Vera’ grass. Find this design as creative and insightful as we do? [Information provided via e-mail by Assaf Israel; Photos: Timor Britva]