Sean Yoo's Opus Shelving Takes a Page from Eyecatching Roman Building Techniques
Visiting Pompeii, designer Sean Yoo was struck by a Roman wall-building technique known as opus incertum, which is characterized by a distinctively erratic combination of blocks. From dried-up lake beds in the deserts of Las Vegas to the sidewalks of Los Angeles, he began observing this familiar pattern everywhere, which he later translated into his Opus Shelving (2000)
Made with 100% recyclable polypropylene, the same material chosen for motorcycle helmets due to its light weight and durability, this clever bookcase can be stacked (strong double-sided tape is included), function as a room divider, or kept outdoors and in wet environments - although at home...it looks totally at home.
Opus was chosen by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the Design Museum of Milan to be included in the I.DoT 2006–2007, a juried exhibition that selects, certifies and promotes the best of contemporary Italian design.
- Lesley Scott (via Stylehive.com)
(opus incertum photo: blog-architetturadipietra)
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