Lift by Staffan Holm
for One Nordic

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Lift by Staffan Holm for One Nordic

Stockholm 2013: Swedish designer Staffan Holm has created a shelving unit that concertinas flat for Scandinavian brand One Nordic.

Powder-coated steel hinges on three sides slide along rails hidden in the solid ash shelves, so when the top shelf is pulled upward the unit expands then locks into place.

Lift by Staffan Holm for One Nordic

Holm was inspired by extendable scissor-lift trucks to design a piece that can be delivered flat and erected almost immediately rather than assembled with fiddly fixings. The shelving is available in black or white and can be wall-mounted or stood on the floor.

One Nordic was founded last year and primarily sells designer furniture online so their pieces need to collapse for shipping but be easy to assemble. In a recent interview with Dezeen, One Nordic founder and CEO Joel Roos described furniture brands as being "terrible" at selling online - read it here.

Lift was shown at Stockholm Furniture Fair, which concluded on Saturday. Nendo was guest of honour at the fair, where the studio created an installation of laser-cut foam board and launched a chair that looks like it's wearing a cape.

Lift by Staffan Holm for One Nordic

More shelves we've featured recently include an interlocking wooden unit and small, wall-mounted dishes.

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  • beatrice

    Any chance to see it actually collapsing or expanding? This is the critical fact about the design, not just the idea of it.

    Unless it’s a seriously smooth action, it might pop up wonky. It’s impossible to know without the photos.

  • Paul

    “Powder-coated steel hinges on three sides slide along rails hidden in the solid ash shelves…”

    If this should work then how can those rails be hidden? By the way, the rails on the sides cannot even be long enough to fold down the whole thing.