Versatility meets simplicity in this dual-mode shelving object constructed quite simply from two-by-fours and requiring little more than a chop saw (for 45- and 90-degree cuts) and a hammer to build, for the DIY-inclined.

Titled Kulma (the Finnish word for corner), this piece was designed by Martina Carpelan, whose “goal as a designer is to bring function, esthetics and timelessness together, “reflecting her “great interest in observing the everyday, her surroundings and behaviour.”

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Her other clever creations include bed linens that leave the impressions of words on you for when you wake, shoe shelves, moose mats (don’t ask!) and even her very own typeface.