FLOAT SHELF, 2020, NEW TENDENCY POWDER-COATED ALUMINUM, 400 × 200 × 66 MM
Designed as a versatile storage option, the Float Shelf is open to diverse interpretations – holding a book as a bedside or side table, bearing weight as wall console, storing a magazine collection, serving as a compact standing desk, or safeguarding small personal essentials as a hallway tray. The Float Shelf equally adds a touch of character to hotel rooms, boutique accommodation and boardinghouses. Embodying purity at its most elegant degree, the strict geometry of this wall-mounted shelf lends its form a sculptural appeal. The Float Shelf consists of two offset levels cut from a single sheet of aluminum, with a simple two-fold composition allowing for flexible placement, use and display. Referencing the reduced aesthetic principles of modernism in the Bauhaus tradition, its design distils the essence of a shelf.
NEW TENDENCY is a Berlin-based design studio that applies Modernist design principles onto contemporary objects of the everyday. In Bauhaus tradition, NEW TENDENCY creates products characterized by conceptual design, clean aesthetics and functional form, handcrafted in Germany. The collection of furniture and accessories develops under the creative direction of Manuel Goller and consists of original products as well as collaborations with selected designers and architects.