The Frames 2.0 bookshelf from designer Gerard de Hoop takes the traditional (and, let’s face it, kind of boring) bookshelf design and turns it into a functional minimalist sculpture.
Frames 2.0 is composed of two sets of six wooden frames. When disassembled, the frames nest together into flat-pack rectangles. But when you put it together, it becomes a beautifully useful storage piece or room divider.
The negative space in the bookshelf makes it seem airy and almost too delicate to hold objects. But its interlaced structure makes it sturdy enough to support books, mementos, decorative items, and whatever else you can fit onto its thin shelves.
Accessory metal containers can fit into the negative spaces and act as planters or just serve as storage spaces for small objects. The uneven beams and scaffold-like shape give it the look of a Mondrian painting that has somehow leapt into the third dimension.