Remember those long (but quite interesting) Math lessons on the Fibonacci Sequence (where each number is the sum of the previous two numbers)? It turns out that there are more practical implementations on the matter than we initially learned. China’s Guangzhou based architecture and design studio Utopia came up with a playfully functional furniture item entitled Fibonacci Cabinet, inspired from the Math principles of the Italian mathematician.
The Fibonacci cabinet also draws influences from traditional Chinese medicine storage units. The result is an elegant and functional furniture piece, with seven storage units, each with a size “dictated” by the Fibonacci sequence: a big cabinet on the top (550mm x 550mm), five drawers (340mm, 210mm,130mm,80mm,50mm in length and width respectively) and a table base on the bottom, which can be used separately. The user can connect the wooden storage boxes as he pleases, making this a fun and versatile project.
The String shelf system was designed in 1949 by the swedish architect and designer Nils Strinning. Easy to assemble and reposition, this well-formed system, with its ingenious design, is stable and functional. String® is available in several formats: the classic system, plex (launched in 1953), pocket (2005) and works (2014). The SH05 Arie shelf was designed by Arik Levy in 2008 for E15. The clever design enables a multitude of seamless combinations, made possible without any obvious visual repetition. Arie functions well as a bookcase, room divider, sideboard or storage unit.
Handmade, elegant and solid, the Dixon Modular Storage Unit from Dare Studio is a beautiful example of well-made British design. Designed by Patrick Frey for Richard Lampert, the sleek, modest and rather demure Stak Trolley system is suited to home and office environments. German-Based Richard Lampert follows the motto: ‘as little as possible, as much as necessary’.