Gone are the days when mixtapes made our hearts skip a beat – especially if the person you love spent their time choosing the best songs for you. Now, helping us remember simpler times, designer Jeff Skierka came up with this interesting Mixtape Table – a coffee table made out of reclaimed maple, walnut and lucite ( transparent thermoplastic acrylic resin). Protected by a plexiglass tabletop and supported by three simple transparent stands, the Mixtape Coffee Table is the result of the designer’s “obsession” – it has been on his mind for 5 years. Uniquely showcasing carefully considered details, the table is a 12:1 scaled replica of a cassette tape – a first prototype that will be transformed into a CNC-cut piece of furniture with a glass tabletop to be displayed in any residence. It can even be reversed to (dis)play either side A or side B. All we need now is a huge pen to manually rewind it.
The examples of modular shelving systems in this article are carefully chosen with a focus on their utility, aesthetic and universality. Individuals purchasing any of these shelving options are likely to have made a conscientious and considered decision, assessing the possibilities for placement and their necessity. This writer postulates that the shelving systems featured below are designed with the intelligent user in mind. Such people typically value good design and think about its quality, usefulness, longevity, clarity and detail.
Handmade, elegant and solid, the Dixon Modular Storage Unit from Dare Studio is a beautiful example of well-made British design. Designed by Patrick Frey for Richard Lampert, the sleek, modest and rather demure Stak Trolley system is suited to home and office environments. German-Based Richard Lampert follows the motto: ‘as little as possible, as much as necessary’.