Structure PU foam
196 x 280 x 31,5 (at full height)
edition of 12
Boxes of expanded PS
31,5 x 31,3 x 45,8 cm
With his «shelf» Zinfandel Tom Pawlofsky confronts us with a fundamentally new definition of the concept of a shelf. Up to now, we had always thought of shelves as stationary storage devices. Independent of structure and stylistic differences,
we thus imagine this piece of furniture as a permanently installed structure, or at least as a fixed entity. Relocating this piece of furniture means either disassembling it completely all the way down to the screws! or lugging the entire, heavy, bulky thing in one piece from A to B.
Tom Pawlofskys idea is diametrically different: acting on his need for mobility, he sees a shelf as a set of transport boxes whose main function is to hold household effects regardless of whether these are stored in one place or moved from here to there. The soft and very light polyurethane foam grid accordingly only provides shelf compartments for the boxes.Yet its real appeal is above all revealed when the grid is not fully occupied.