Paper Bookshelf Strong Enough To Hold 10 Pounds Per Shelf

Design

Paper shelf showcases artist Willy Chong’s dual heritage, won’t crumble under pressure.

Angeli Rafer
  • 17 june 2014

Artist Willy Chong has pushed the envelope to create a unique project inspired by his Chinese and Swedish roots: a shelf made entirely of laminated paper.

Combining the long history of Chinese print and papermaking with modern Swedish design, Chong’s “Paper” project cleverly synthesizes elements of both cultures. The laminated paper shelf has no structural support from wood, metal or plastic and is easy to construct and take apart. Each shelf is made up of laminated paper that has a number of tabs that then thread through notches in the paper frames. The shelves are secured into the frame by bending these tabs inward and creating the special folded “love handles” that lock into place.

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