Interlocked: The CHEFT collection by Studio Pousti

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Typically, we tend to believe book shelves and shelving in general is best on horizontal planes to allow for functionality and blah!blah!blah!. Sometimes functionality can be overrated. Its nice every now and then, to design statement pieces that stand out and still function. That can be said of the CHEFT collection designed by Maryam Pousti of Studio Pousti.

The CHEFT collection comprises of a bookshelf, table, kitchen stool and a seat-shelf and has been inspired by the Persian architectural patterns seen in domes of traditional houses. The CHEFT collection is constructed from sheet materials, which makes it possible for alternatives to be created through minor alterations in the way the elements intersect. Minimal design, fast assembly and compact packaging makes these objects highly versatile, intrinsically mobile and easily manufactured in small and large scales.

One of the most striking pieces would be the CHEFT bookshelf, which like my introduction aludes to, is a statement piece. In Maryam’s words,

The CHEFT bookshelf is made of twelve interlocking elements which slide in and out of each other through specifically designed grooves. The grooves interlock creating a self supporting structure that stands on its own legs without the need to attach to walls,therefore,it can also be used as a partition outdoors and indoors at home or office environments. No nails, glue or screws are needed for assembly, it takes about 10 minutes to assemble the bookshelf.

In a word, BRILLIANT.

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