Shelving Beams – sculptural elements that play with the charm of architectural elements normally found in old buildings, while having a functional use and utilising overhead space.

Design by Jeremy Walton, 2008. Developed together with København Møbelsnedkeri.

Designed as part of the Global Made Local project and exhibited at SE Fifty fifty.

From the larger area of the room the beams look to be rough beams, while on the inner sides the beams are open shelving, suitable for books and what you might keep on a shelf. The beams are quirky sculptural elements that play with the charm of architectural elements normally found in old buildings, while having a functional use and utilising overhead space in a non-heavy practical way.

The horizontal shelving Beams are mounted from wall to wall into a corner. One length fits all, the beams go into the wall at 45 degrees so they align themselves and fit any corner. The shorter inner beam can also be positioned ceiling to wall as a – ‘flying beam’

The inspiration for the beams came about in relation to my journey ‘Around the globe in 80 Chairs – Islands Brygge’ (Find out more in the gallery). Inspired by the restoration of the old industrial buildings in the area side by side the new buildings that are short of the odd charming construction element.

 

 

Above photos by Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen