In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

Steel tubes are pinched together at intervals then slotted into corresponding grooves in plywood planks to create this shelving system by graduate designer Arttu Kuisma.

In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

The In a Pinch system comes flat-packed and is erected without screws or fixings simply by slotting a pole into the shelves at each corner.

In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

A cabinet can be created by slotting aluminium panels into grooves in the surface of the plywood.

In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

"The project has been a material-driven search of simplicity and functionality," says Kuisma. "In A Pinch is based on a single structural detail that determines how the shelf is manufactured, assembled and what it looks like."

In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

"It's easy to assemble and solid enough to carry around without taking it apart."

In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

Kuisma had the idae while studying at Lahti University of Applied Sciences.

In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

See his seating project made from rolled-up carper in our earlier story.

In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

Photos are by Timo Laaksonen.

In a Pinch shelving system by Arttu Kuisma

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