Hang one part and you are already mostly done assembling your brand new set of shelves- everything else hangs on that first essential piece. Inspired by suspension bridges, these Bridge Shelves by Outofstock (and made by Bolia) is a 3-shelf wall set that consists of a thin wooden cylinder that is attached to the wall, bent steel rods and the solid-oak shelves that hang from them.
The bits and pieces have multiple advantages, starting with the fact that they can pack flat for easier and cheaper shipping. They also require relatively few fasteners – bends and gravity do most of the work when it comes to connecting the system.
Hanging at different heights, the three shelves can also be slide along the top rail to make room for taller items as needed, creating a degree of flexibility for decorative and functional use.
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“A shelving unit inspired by the structure of a suspension bridge. We have always been fascinated by this engineering marvel, which has manifested itself in iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. Strong and functional, at the same time awe-inspiring, that prompted us to design this new shelf. The Bridge shelves can be used in a variety of settings, such as in the living room, bathroom or kitchen. Detachable suspension clips, made of bent metal pipes, enable the user to create one’s preferred configuration, be it for the display of personal mementos, bathroom accessories or kitchen spices.”
Outofstock is a collective of four designers born out of fortuitous meeting in Stockholm, hence the name Outofstock. Wendy Chua, Gabriel Tan, Gustavo Maggio and Sebastian Alberdi met at Electrolux Design Lab 2005. Based in Singapore, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, they each run their individual design practices on a daily basis and collaborate as Outofstock on occasion for special projects. As Outofstock they have designed products, furniture, lighting and spaces for international clients such as Ligne Roset, Bolia, Blå Station, Industry+, Biobu by Ekobo and the Sori Yanagi Foundation.