Scatter Shelf
by Nendo

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Japanese designers Nendo will present this display unit with shelves that are only 5mm thick at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London next month.

Scatter Shelf by Nendo

The Scatter Shelf is made of glossy acrylic sheets, arranged in a grid formation from the front but a staggered configuration from the side.

Scatter Shelf by Nendo

The glossy surface slices up reflections when viewed from an angle and scatters them in all directions.

Scatter Shelf by Nendo

The piece will also be on show at Friedman Benda in New York from 10 November.

Scatter Shelf by Nendo

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Scatter Shelf by Nendo

Photographs are by Masayuki Hayashi.

Scatter Shelf by Nendo

Here are some more details from Nendo:


Nendo will show a new piece “scatter shelf” at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London during the Frieze Art Fair, and Friedman Benda in NY from November 10th.

The scatter shelf is composed of 5mm black acrylic shelves in a grid form, stacked in three layers and slightly displaced. The resulting shelving unit is not only structurally strong but creates a visual effect in which objects placed on the shelves appear as though caught in a spider’s web when viewed from the front.

Scatter Shelf by Nendo

When viewed on an angle, the glossy acrylic face creates a series of reflections within the shelves, making the ‘opaque’ acrylic appear to be transparent.

Scatter Shelf by Nendo

The diffused reflections caused by the ‘surfaces’ shine and form also separates and scatters the view behind the shelving unit, creating a completely kaleidoscopic effect.

Scatter Shelf by Nendo

  • http://stateoftheartistic.tumblr.com/ Toreignimmortal

    Reminds me of the some toy-set my grandparents had. It existed out of coloured translucent squares which could be pushed into each other, with which you could make structures similar to this. It looks good.

  • iag

    Lovely. Although i suspect a nightmare to keep finger-print and/or dust-free.

  • http://www.zanadesign.es Tomás

    I love it as a screener. Almost a piece of art but not too functional. Some how I like it.