Moritz Schmid created ‘Etage’, a cross between a shelf and sideboard completely made out of wood for the Röthlisberger Kollektion. Etage is original in its shape: there’s a surrounding shell made of moulded plywood, which covers a horizontal segment of the structure at all times. With the help of a slide, it can be moved up or down along the supports, which have been formed into rails, and so fixed in different positions. Removable shelves and book supports underline the functionality of this highly versatile storage unit. Besides, the design illustrates three major trends in today’s furniture design simultaneously: the retro wave in its appearance, the popularity of wood in the choice of materials and the high value placed on craftsmanlike skills in the way it has been produced.