Wall-mounted shelves and console tables, with a (quite literal) twist. Conceptually sliced and rotated, these simple wooden storage furnishings inspired by late rocker Keith Moon stand out in part because they look so otherwise ordinary.
Richard Shed Studio is a spatial, interaction and product design group that specializes in one-off and offbeat furniture pieces and interior installations that trade tradition as a starting point, then turn somewhat against the grain.
This clever space-saving console is “Keith’s Console,” a console table “inspired by the rock and roll antics of the legendary Mr. Keith Moon. For all wall types. Solid oak finish with a clear matte lacquer.”
Seen above is the Mr. Moon Shelf, “a shelf inspired by the rock and roll antics of the legendary Mr Keith Moon. Solid oak finished with a clear matte lacquer.” Both Moon-inspired items were manufactured by Thorsten van Elten in the United Kingdom.
Shed’s designs strive to have a “conceptually innovative, creative approach paired with practical understanding of materials, processes and context.” Simple finger joints and solid oak make for stable objects that can be set up against any wall, though the brick backdrop makes these bleached-wood works all the more appealing in context.
Other projects by Shed include a series of tapes with wooden dovetail and metal screw-head patterns – a fun way to wrap a box or package, plus a potential source of decor on bland corner intersections or across linear unfinished wall seams.
About Richard Shed
“I am a senior designer, researcher and strategist with 20 years experience in the fields of product, service and interaction design. Applying a human-centered and creative approach, I work with business to design and develop new products, services and experiences. I tend to work across a diverse range of industries including tourism, fmcg, airline, legal services, media and personal computing. My background is in product, spatial and interaction design.”