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Max Voytenko's Kroll shelves and tables have matching zigzag elements

Ukrainian designer Max Voytenko has created a collection of shelving and coffee tables with supports designed to resemble a drawing of a folded sheet of paper.

Kroll furniture by Max Voytenko

The Kroll shelves are made from powder-coated bent steel rods that appear as graphic representations of waves. Available in black, white, yellow and blue versions, the zigzagging sections can be used to separate and support layers of shelving.

The wall-mounted storage has been designed to be used singly, or linked together to create different configurations.

Kroll furniture by Max Voytenko

"The Kroll collection is the result of searching for the new forms based on optical illusions and graphic lines," said Voytenko, who is the founder of Ukraine design practice Line Studio.

"These shelves can also be just decorative objects," he added. "For this, I created a series of modules with different quantity of waves. It is possible to make many combinations based on three modules."

Kroll furniture by Max Voytenko

The zigzag framework of the shelves is repeated in the supports of the Kroll tables, which feature tempered glass tops. A side table rests on four legs, created by the wave-shaped steel rods, while a longer coffee table sits on four bent sections.

"The idea was to create the spacial frame, that would remind with all its contours some recognisable forms and would have sufficient rigidity and graphic quality simultaneously," said the designer.

Kroll furniture by Max Voytenko

"In the result of the searching, I came to the wave form of the bent sheet of paper, and then repeated characteristic outlines, but by the dint of steel rod," he added.

Voytenko is currently looking for a manufacturing partner to put the Kroll collection into production.

Kroll furniture by Max Voytenko

Barcelona design studio Goula/Figuera took a similarly graphic approach for its collection of Lines & Dots lighting created to resemble ink sketches.

Kazahk designer Nissa Kinzhalina also designed a set of furniture that looked like line drawings, and Japanese studio Nendo created a collection of unfinished tables that resembled incomplete sketches.