Nature-Inspired Multi-Tier Shelf With No Hardware Connections

Multi Tier shelf with no hardware connections

Today furniture isn’t only something functional, it’s art and decor, too. We are sharing a very harmonious and I’d say nature-inspired shelf that looks as if it’s growing.

This Multi-Tier shelf designed by Ammar Kalo seems to be a usual three top piece made of wood but that’s only at first sight. This sculptural piece of furniture leaves an impression as if each shelf top grows through another as a living organism. This effect is achieved by making unusual big holes and joints. But what makes the construction stable?

The piece has shelves that rest on vertical slanting legs without any hardware connections. They’re pinned to the topmost shelf with a custom-designed solid brass connector, which allows the legs to fold down for flat pack shipping. The Multi-Tier shelf’s connection points where more than two pieces come together are either highlighted with the manipulation of its surrounding to create a ‘soft’ formal response, or a tectonic expression that elegantly fuses members together.

The maple legs organically grow from the horizontal top surface and drop below to meet the ground. Also, the shelves have inset untreated camel leather collars that snugly hug the legs to prevent sliding, and to allow the shelves to sit without extra hardware.

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02The shelf is standing on vertical slanting maple legs.

02The shelf is standing on vertical slanting maple legs.

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The shelves have inset untreated camel leather collars that snugly hug the legs to prevent sliding.

The shelves have inset untreated camel leather collars that snugly hug the legs to prevent sliding.

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The maple legs organically grow from the horizontal top surface and drop below to meet the ground.

The maple legs organically grow from the horizontal top surface and drop below to meet the ground.

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The custom-designed solid brass connectors allow the legs to fold down for flat pack shipping.

The custom-designed solid brass connectors allow the legs to fold down for flat pack shipping.

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The shelf looks very harmonious and sleek.

The shelf looks very harmonious and sleek.

Source: core77