Wivvy Shelves

Client
The Conran Shop
Family
Wivvy
Manufacture
Italy
Year
2014
Material
Steel, Wood
Typology
Shelving

PROJECT

Wivvy shelves are both storage and screen. The angled poles create structure from triangulation using a method of engineering which allows the unit to be easily transported and assembled.

Originally sketched as over-running lines and then modelled using bamboo skewers, Wivvy references this early development language and is made from tapered steel poles with stained wooden shelves.

The name Wivvy is a corruption of the word ‘withy’ which is the name of a slender willow branch implanted upright to mark minor tidal sandbanks and channels in estuaries. The spelling has been changed to use letters whose shape reflects the angles of the poles.

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