I came across the work of recent graduate Emiel Remmelts while doing my tour of Ventura Lambrate during Milan Design Week and was extremely drawn to his interpretive of shelving. Inspired by Russian architect and designer El Lissitzky, who is known for his abstract geometric shapes that combined both the 2D and 3D discipline, Remmelts created a dynamic 3d compositions, comparable to the method of creating a collage. Each composition is unique and defines the overall aesthetic of the shelf.
The shelves only stay up with the help of concrete blocks, bricks, a glass vase and magazine file boxes propping up one end. He mixes objects that are readily available like concrete bricks with found objects from flea markets, charity shops and building sites. The limitation of quantities in the latter found objects force him to make new compositions with each shelf.
His method is a major trend alert which we will start to see more and more in different applications.