Stockwerk by Meike Harde appears to negate its material properties. Instead of acting like a hard surface, Stockwerk collapses down like folded paper.

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Surprisingly, the shelf needs no assembly, either. The nature of its design allows it to fold and unfold simply using piano hinges. It self stabilizes and creates a system that’s complex in design but simple in execution and function. Plus, it’s customizable because you can fold down some shelves and leave others open.

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Photos by Johannes Höller.