ZiG by Ryan Frank


South African designer Ryan Frank has sent in a couple of images of ZiG, a new shelving system he will be showing in Milan during the furniture fair in April.

Made of bamboo and set on castors, ZiG has been commissioned by Milanese gallery Post Design at Via Della Moscova 27.

Here's some info from the gallery:


Furniture designer Ryan Frank to exhibit at historical Milanese Gallery

Milan 16 April 2008

The renowned gallery, Post Design, which has hosted big names such as Martine Bedin, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Cucchi, Nanda Vigo and Ron Arad, will now represent South African designer Ryan Frank.

Alberto Bianchi Albrici commissioned Ryan to design a piece that will be exhibited at his Milan based gallery during and after the furniture fair in April.

Ryan’s new creation is called ‘ZiG’ a modular display/storage system made from solid bamboo. The unit’s castor wheels allows for ease of movement – linking these units creates a continuous array of striking negative spaces. ZiG will be available in a variety of naturally stained colours.

Ryan’s collection of ‘free-range’ furniture makes frequent use of sustainable and salvaged materials and has subsequently received sustainability awards for 2006 and 2007 at the Annual Hidden Art Awards.

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  • Looks a bit complicated…

  • Rin

    Looks like an oriental shelving system on wheels ^_^

  • Nuno

    It looks like a shelving system with wheels… doesn’t it? :)

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  • papa

    nice but perhaps trying a bit too hard?

  • Jillian

    It’s a great concept — it can be used independently, or linked up to fill an entire wall or used as a partition, all the while providing functional storage. I love it

  • aldo de leon

    i love that concept , squares and zigs , with wheels to make it road .
    multifunctional great !

  • zuy

    Ryan Frank could do better …with the same concept and material …as i discovered a wonderful portfolio

  • Duccio

    I think it’s only working as a render.