Chevron Shelves by Henry Wilson

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Chevron Shelves is a minimalist design created by Australian-based designer Henry Wilson. Chevron Shelves is a stacking, modular shelf made from four pieces of precision milled Birch-ply. The shelves can be used as a single unit for magazines, books and files, or stacked in several configurations. The maximum spine length for stacking is 117mm.

As for 28 year old Henry Wilson, the person behind this project… Well, born in Sydney to an architect mother and a doctor father and based in Sydney (his studio is an old shipping container that the product designer has actually converted into an office), Henry Wilson is a designer whose practise is built around his belief that design should be both built for longevity and honestly resolved. A graduate with first class honours from the Australian National University, he also holds a Masters in Man and Humanity from the Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands. He creates new objects as well as thoughtful and useful additions to existing objects. Put simply, he thinks, before he makes.  He has recived numerous awards, scholarships and grants for his work and exhibited in Australia, Europe the UK and USA. He is a designer whose practise is built around his belief that design should be both built for longevity and honestly resolved. A graduate with first class honours from the Australian National University, he also holds a Masters in Man and Humanity from the Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands. While still young, Wilson has built an international profile through work that directly confronts the knotty, seemingly intractable problems surrounding design’s relationship to notions of originality and sustainability.

So, it does not come as a surprise that this admirable philosophy of his is clearly evident in his stunning portfolio of work, where each piece is magnificently elegant, yet essentially utilitarian. Just like the Chevron Shelves.

 

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