British designer Benjamin Huber of Layer Design and the Danish textile brand Kvadrat created the Shift shelving from recycled materials.
Shift is a very flexible storage system, in other words, a transformer rack that simultaneously acts as an acoustic wall panel.
The famous textile giant Kvadrat turned to different designers with a proposal to create new pieces of furniture from different processed fabrics. After six months of work, the designer Benjamin Hubert and Kvadrat presented the Shift transformer shelf at the recently held Milan Design Week.
At first glance, the rack resembles the most ordinary wall panel. However, if you lower the built-in shelves down, the panel turns into a real rack, the shape and configuration of which you can change to your taste. Shelves are supported by drop-down supports, which allow placing almost any objects in the rack without risk of falling.
When shelves are not needed, they are easily retracted into the panel itself, attaching to the wall with the help of built-in magnets. Therefore, no cogs and bolts are needed for assembly or dismantling of the Shift rack.
“Shift glorifies the power of transformation – in this case from the shelf to the acoustic wall panel and back,” says designer Benjamin Huber about the transformer rack.