The manufacture of timber furniture produces a considerable volume of small pieces of off-cut wood that are simply thrown away if they cannot be sold for the making of ornamental objects or elements such as knobs. The Off Cut shelf was designed to make use of some of this offcut material. It is an assembly of interlocking laths of square-section solid walnut or oak just 20mm thick. With a filigree-style composition and glass shelves, the design plays up the boldness of creating a load-bearing structure using short, thin splints. The strength, rigidity, and stability of the structure are assured by its interlocking assembly of pre-constructed modules in a mirrored formation. The varied shelf heights and positioning of the vertical struts create framed volumes for the display of objects of various sizes.
Client: Living Divani
Photography: Tommaso Sartori