L'étagère-en-bois by Lucien Gumy

Cologne 2013: Swiss industrial designer Lucien Gumy has won the [D3] Contest at imm cologne trade fair with his interlocking wooden shelving.

L'étagère-en-bois by Lucien Gumy

L'étagère-en-bois, which means "wood shelves" in English, comprises various lengths of solid wood that can be assembled and taken apart without tools, screws or glue.

L'étagère-en-bois by Lucien Gumy

The tapered sections of the uprights slot into the small notches cut into the edges of the boards.

L'étagère-en-bois by Lucien Gumy

Lucien Gumy created the flat-pack shelves while studying at Ecole Cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland.

L'étagère-en-bois by Lucien Gumy

Gumy took first prize in this year's [D3] Contest, the award for young designers at imm cologne. The second prize was awarded to the Tilt clothes rack by Tina Schmid, while third prize went to Dennis Parren's CMYK lamp, which we featured recently.

L'étagère-en-bois by Lucien Gumy

We've featured several products launched in Cologne this year, including furniture by Nendo inspired by splinters of wood and a storage box and mirror that hang by a leather strap – see all designs from Cologne 2013.

L'étagère-en-bois by Lucien Gumy

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L'étagère-en-bois by Lucien Gumy

Photographs are by ECAL/Bruno Aeberli.