The Quake Shelf - Design Bureau

The Quake Shelf

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Parisian Antoine Phelouzat brings a slice of dark humor to his modular Quake Shelf storage system for France's ENO Studio. It isn't just furniture, it's a trompe l'oeil in that it looks unsteady, or, as the name indicates, as if your books and collectibles and entire apartment are about to be the victims of a natural disaster. Eventually, we would think, you get used to it and stop thinking you're in danger every time you go to grab a book. In fact, you think it's funny. Ultimately, the Quake Shelf begs the question, Whom do you trust more to keep you safe, your eyes or your designer?

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