Rio Kobayashi combines in his sculptural shelf design the robotic and the human, the male and the female, the dead and the living and home storage and artful crafts.
Rio Kobayashi’s core idea is that a shelf shows a lot about the personality of the owner. This thought inspired the London- based maker/designer to create a shelf that has its own personality.
There are all features of a human body from head to toes, sometimes we can see a robotic expression and sometimes we see a stylised human character in a combination of line drawing and volumetric shapes. The expression changes with the angle from which the shelf is viewed.
Edition of 6
Material: Hand-painted red cedar
Dimensions: L 166 x W 51 x D 23 cm