»It works like an assembly set. You can easily combine a coat rack, a shelf or a desk from it.«

How did the idea for Unit Shelf come up?
I wanted to find a furniture object for this young company that virtually everyone would have use for. This is how I had the idea for this flexible system which works like an assembly set. You can easily combine a coat rack, a shelf or a desk from it.

What is the most important thing about this
design for you?

I am interested in the concept of a plug-in system that works without glue and screws. As you don’t glue or drill you could recombine parts to different pieces of furniture over and over again. You often use wood in your work.

What interests you about this material?
I like wood because it is a very natural and organic material. Every piece of wood is different and it ages beautifully.





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Janis Manini Claudia Kanga

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marina bautier Born in Brussels in 1980, Marina Bautier studied furniture design at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College in England. In 2002 she returned to her hometown Brussels to found her own studio. Marina Bautier works on furniture projects for private clients and international furniture manufacturers. In 2012 she will start her own brand and shop in Brussels.  

www.marinabautier.com

Studied at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (UK)

Studio based Brussels, Belgium

Product

Unit Shelf

UNIT SHELF is simple and functional – just like it should be. The wall shelf consists of ledges, boards and brackets which form a sort of construction set. more

 

MATERIAL Oak / Ash
COLOURS Oak natural / Ash black / green / white / red
SETS Unit Shelf / Unit Desk / Unit Coat Rack

Unit Shelf