Z Step by Michael Schoner at Depot Basel
This shop display system by German designer Michael Schoner consists of stackable sheet-metal steps that allow a wide variety of configurations.
Top: Graphic design on the Z-step. Books by Adriaan Mellegers, Kalle Mattsson and Julia Born Record Sleeves by Kalle Mattsson
Above: Accessories on the Z-step. All shoes by Rosa Roozen. Scarf “Sparkle” from “Patched” Collection by And Beyond. Glasses and bag stylist’s own.
Two or more Z Step units can be combined any way up and accessorised with magnetic bars, knobs and hangers made of beech.
Above: Objects on the Z-step left to right all by Michael Schoner - Mother and Skull (3d Print), Z Step paper model, Sunrise Lamp, Cedar Donkey, Chop Carafe (Working Model), Double Pyramid Tower (3d Print)
The project is on show as part of an exhibition called Craft and Scenography at Depot Basel in Switzerland until 11 July.
Above: Fashion on the Z-step left to right - And Beyond: Scarf “Denim Patch” from “Patched” Collection. Femke Agema: from “Nigliktok” Collection (A/W 2012): Cape Blouse in black, Embroided top in mintgreen, Frozen dress in blue. From “Drijf” Collection (S/S 2011): Waves shorts in black, Glasses: stylist own
Check out Schoner's paper animal masks in our earlier story here and his movie of amotorised coat-hanger mobile here.
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Photographs are by Michael Schoner with assistance and styling by Selina Parr.
Here's some more information from Schoner:
Z Step is a display system made from sheet metal based on steps of 33 x 33 x 33 cm. Two of these steps can be stacked and assembled in different ways. They form different spacial configurations.
There are magnetic bars, knobs and coat-hangers carved from beech wood to fix items on the Z Step. In this way it becomes easy and versatile to show any kind of item like books, magazines, shoes, clothes, accessories, or other kind of products.
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