We love this shelf! Norwegian furniture designer Amy Hunting used over 20 different types of wood that she salvaged from London timber importers' trash bins and some cotton sailing rope to create this maritime-inspired shelf. If you get tired of the shelf (but really, how could you?) or you're moving, just pull the strings and the shelf disassembles on its own. Consider us a fan.
Amy says: "The dogma behind this product is probably quite obvious: what can you do with blocks of wood and cotton rope? Using a knot traditionally used for sailing and fishing you can pull the strings and the shelf will disassemble. It can easily be put together again."
Obviously other people liked it, too, because Amy won 2nd Place at the Green Furniture Award 2010, and her prototype has been picked up by Green Furniture Sweden to be put into production using leftover wood pieces from wood flooring factories in Sweden.