This wall shelf uses a traditional wood bending technique called “magewappa”, ordinarily used to make bento boxes.
The house shape adds charm to items placed on it, and it is light enough to be held up with a single pin. Weighing just 25 grams, the shelf is sturdy enough to support up to a kilogram.
This project is a collaboration between Yoshihide Shiozawa, a traditional wood bender in Shizuoka JAPAN, and studio yumakano. These designs were developed to help solve the problems around traditional crafts through the concept of “everyday crafts”, extending the breadth of ordinary work, rather than struggling to develop something entirely new.
Design Release Date : 02/2017
Design : Yuma Kano
Material : Wood(hinoki)
Size : W105×H160×T50mm, W205×H150×T50mm
Weight : 25g
Client : Yoshihide Shiozawa
Photo : Satoru Ikegami & Yuichi Yamaguchi