Wall-suspended from a pair of screws or nails, installation of these flat pack shelves is a snap – the rest of the hardware is built in. Then flip them up and out of the way, then fold them down when you need a bit more storage space – you can even take them easily off the wall entirely and stick them in a closet where their skinny profile puts them out of sight and mind.

Industrial designer Matthias Ries continues to expand his series of simple flat-pack shelf sheets made of perforated metal and finished with a matte coat of white, black or color. The remaining, yet-unused shapes set flush against the walls become somewhat iconic, too – a passive element of decor.

Minimalist as can be, each sliced void serves a functional purpose – either as a surface, side brace or underlying support for whatever you put on the shelves. Some models build vertically on the basic configuration, while others add elements like white-(or black-)boards to the mix.

“Piegato One is a single piece of laser-cut sheet steel. Perforations allow the customer to easily bend the shelf, which is delivered as a flat pack. Due to the ferromagnetic properties of the steel, the shelf can be used as a magnetic board. Piegato One is a relatively ecological product due to its efficient use of material and its recyclability.”

“Piegato One is the little brother of the successful Piegatoshelf and was released two years after the initial launch of the original Piegato.”

“Studio Matthias Ries has been established in 2006 and since then has worked in various design disciplines, has received multiple design awards and has been published in numerous magazines. A strong network of freelance partners enables Matthias to find the best fitting solution for the individual needs of his clients. In the past few years he has been concentrating a bit more towards the theoretical aspects of design and social sciences and has been working as a lecturer and visiting professor at different design schools. .”