Brackets Included Shelving

Brackets Included Shelving

Jessica Tata
Aug 18, 2009

We can't help it. Any shelf that was inspired from a scene in the movie Barton Fink, where the temperature in the hotel room rises so high that the wallpaper starts to peel off of the walls, deserves to be loved instantly...

It doesn't hurt that these shelves, by vlaemsch, are really good looking, to boot. Sylvain Willenz, the designer, took a cue from the movie and "wanted to create the same effect by melting a rack and its brackets together, while keeping everything rough and leaving the visible traces of that process." The standard bracket and shelf design is taken to a more modern and unexpected plane with the traces of the old form within the new.

We particularly love the reference to industrial office supplies from eras past, where large brown steel file cabinets ruled and the Swingline staplers were still made of metal.

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