Japanese design studio Nendo designed a simple wooden storage shelf with circular-shaped glass discs that serve as the doors. The design was inspired by “the historical practice of cutting sheet glass from glass discs” and the resulting transparent discs retain that beautiful, handmade quality about them.

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo in main home furnishings  Category

The discs rotate in the shelf’s slots when you use the finger-sized handles to move them. The glass has bubbles and depressions in the surface that help distort the objects you place on the shelves behind them.

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo in main home furnishings  Category

The shelf was part of a larger exhibition called “Glassworks by Nendo” at the Dilmos Gallery in Milan.

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo in main home furnishings  Category

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo in main home furnishings  Category

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo in main home furnishings  Category

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo in main home furnishings  Category

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo in main home furnishings  Category

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo in main home furnishings  Category

Rotating Glass Discs Shelving Unit by Nendo in main home furnishings  Category