Design student Jiyoung Seo has created a little shelf with a flap of silicon to keep books in place.
Called Catalyst Shelf, the product can also be used as a bookmark by slotting a book over the flap.
Jiyoung Seo is studying at HDK School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Photographs are by Annie Song.
The following details are from the designer:
My shelves aim to invite the user to interact with its form. They utilize various “play signals” that engage the user to touch, feels, and react to the object. The shelf has the potential to stand alone, but the introduction of user participation can contribute to a full realization of its features. It is possible to redefind by the user experience.
This is a shelf with an unexpected tactile sensation when touched. Made mostly of silicon, the Catalyst shelf has a thinner layer on the upper part that holds things like books, papers, pens, whatever you want. And can also be used as a bookmark. A bookmark of your favorite page can make this shelf more special for you.
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