Minimalist Shelves Make Themselves Scarce When Unneeded
Small-space living solutions can be a little clunky or odd-looking at times, but the Triabook shelves from Elemotions are graceful and stylish even while they save space in your home.
Made only of oak planks and leather straps, the concept is deceptively simple. But seeing them in action reveals just how smart and useful these unique collapsible shelves are.
When they are not in use, or when you simply need more space, the planks flip onto their sides and lie flat against the wall. They look like modern pieces of art in that position, perfectly blending into nearly any decorating style.
The simple materials and no-nonsense design of the Triabook shelves make them ideal for a home that needs a little more storage, but can’t afford to lose any space permanently.
“The project is born with the aim of doing different furniture, dynamic and adaptable to everyone’s needs. We create versatile and long-lasting products based on the thorough choice of artisans and materials. We understand the creative process as a huge playground. As a place where you only learn by trying, making mistakes and searching for new perspectives.”
About designer Marzia Benito, aka Elemotions:
“DESIGN THINKER AT THE BASE. MY AIM IS TO CREATE THE BEST SOLUTIONS BY UNDERSTANDING USERS’ AND BUSINESS’ NEEDS AND GOALS. LEARNING BY PLAYING AND BY DOING, CO-CREATING, ENJOYING THE PROCESSES AND BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS.”
“User-centered methodology: Iterative process, where the design is based upon an explicit understanding of users, tasks and environments and they are involved throughout design and development. Design thinking process: Human-centered approach to innovation that focuses on three main elements of a product or solution: people, technology, and business. All of these aspects evolve around the customer. Strategic product design: When the analytical and the intuitive skills are holding hands tight, there’s a natural talent for research, problem solving/innovation and decision making.”