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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.

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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.

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

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.