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Barcelona-based product designer Roger Moliné has created Level wall shelf. The wall shelf changes its shape depending on the content. From the designer, “Level, is born from a clear reference in the world of hydraulic engineering; communicating vessels. These are a series of vessels containing a homogeneous liquid. Thanks to the communication between vessels, the fluid moves until reaching an equilibrium level, irrespective of the inclination or orientation of the glasses.
Through this idea of relationship between categories grew the idea of a bookshelf with a similar principle. The shelf is divided in two parts enabling communication between these. So that the product becomes a mutable object. This adapts and changes its shape depending on the content in it. By putting books in a category, that becomes bigger allowing to store more books. Through this function, the product allows us to use different sections as comparators. We know, for example, who reads more books. Or what kind of books are the ones that you read more as it always displays the amount of books in each.
Level is divided into two parts. The first are the pivots, they allow a proper grip on any kind of wall and also articulate the movement of the fabric. These parts are composed of a shaft with bearings which allow rotation of the cylinder which supports the fabric. And second, canvas acrylic, which thanks to its stiffness can hold any kind of books.”
Image Courtesy: Roger Moliné