The shelves are made of flexible stainless steel "letter strings" that, when entangled, provide storage for books.
Between Lines was shown at Contrasts Gallery.
We'll let WokMedia explain it:
Julie Mathias and Wolfgang Kaeppner of WOKmedia presented a new shelving system called ‘Between Lines’ during Design Miami in December 2007.
The work consists of seven mirror polished, stainless steel letter strings. The one-off edition piece marks the first set of a production line which will be launched in Milan 2008 and will be available in a rubber coated finish. Each of the 2.70 meter letter strings can be coiled up to a small roll, unfolded and reshaped to an infinite array of configurations. Without additional brackets the letter strings are simply screwed to the wall.
When letters get mixed up, repeated, or when content gets confused and explanation fails an explosion of letters creates an unorganized support to hold our literature. Giving insight rather in closing its content which is to often covered with dust. Offering the possibilities to present them open rather having them closed and inviting to read ‘Between the Lines’