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, which means "wood shelves" in English, comprises various lengths of solid wood that can be assembled and taken apart without tools, screws or glue.
The tapered sections of the uprights slot into the small notches cut into the edges of the boards.
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.
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.
Photographs are by ECAL/Bruno Aeberli.