Leaning Shelves

We improve a contemporary design to make it sturdier, a bit curvier and easier to build.
By Christopher Schwarz
Pages: 60-65

From the August 2005 issue #149
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It was about 1 a.m., and I was at the grocery on a bleary-eyed run to buy orange juice for the family’s breakfast. The only other shopper that hour was a woman tooling through the frozen food aisle. Perched atop her mound of food was a box that contained the disassembled parts to some shelves much like these.

At that moment it became official; these shelves are now everywhere – even among the pork rinds and toaster pastries at the corner store.

And so this begs a question: Why would we tackle such a ubiquitous design for the magazine?

Simple. We can make them better than the stuff at the store.

From the August 2005 issue #149
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