Foldin Shelves by etc.etc. for Emko
The FOLDIN shelving unit is characterized by simplicity. However, its strong construction is built to sustain the needs of the modern consumer. This modest wooden knock-down shelf can vary in size and form. The design is inspired by Japanese aesthetics and adapted to a Western type of furniture. The shelf is assembled out of one framework and foldable shelves. Each shelf is built from three plywood plates joined with a sheet of felt. Moreover, the set comes with two hooks, so attaching them on the frame enables the user to hang some personal items on it, as well. This cozy and light piece of furniture suits perfectly in almost every interior: customers install it into offices, living rooms or use them in the children’s room to store their beloved books. Removing or replacing the shelves is as simple as that, by folding the sides and storing them flat-packed.
About the designer etc.etc.
Inesa Malafej and Arunas Sukarevicius have been working together since they began their design studies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. In 2012, while continuing their studies at the Royal Danish Academy, they started their own studio, entitled “etc.etc.” During the past two years, “etc.etc.” has already been working for several brands in Europe, an accomplishment recognised by industry’s prestigious “IF” and “Red Dot” awards.
“In our work we hold a deep respect to the crafts, traditions, and evolution of every object. Together with this we are constantly looking for the next step in making them new, better, different, adapting it for today’s environment, technology and society.
We believe that design should enrich things, making them matter”