parallel slots system
This project received the John Lewis Award for Design and Innovation during New Designers 2016 and it was successful on Kickstarter in 2017.
This system is designed to be visually light and linear, in order to make the items placed on the shelves the focal point for the observer and therefore make it suitable for any environment and space, with the idea that the less accentuated the visual impact of an object is, the easier it is to merge it with our spaces and accept it as a part of our lives.
By moving the visual focus away from the system, the user can perceive it as an object of use and recognise its function and usefulness in a more pure and instinctive way.
The aluminium upright is the backbone of this system and its most important component. This component is formed by a single extrusion and is available in 3 different lengths: 0.8m, 1.6m and 2.0m.
The upright is designed to be as visually light as possible. The lateral holes are only visible on one side and the mounting screws are made invisible by a keyhole hanging system.
The bracket is a single piece steel and comes in two versions, left and right. They're currently available in 21cm depth, more options will be made available in the future.
Due to the structural folds the bracket is safe to use with a total of 40 kg per shelf. Please do make sure the material used for the actual shelf can cope with the load.
Each system includes 18mm white laminate shelves with 2mm edging and pre-drilled holes for easy assembly. The provided shelves measure 21cm x 60cm.
The shelves can be changed to suit a specific dimension or personal preferences. We recommend materials up to 24mm thick and not deeper than 21cm, in order to match the depth of the brackets. A guide to drill holes to match those of brackets is available here.
easy to use
Installing and adjusting the system is very easy. Brackets can simply be inserted in the upright, secured with the provided pins and can be removed with the use of the provided magnet if necessary.
The upright has enough room to run a cable inside it, making it easy to wire most things invisibly. This feature is suitable for medium to small dimension cables such as the ones used for lamps and speakers.