The Block shelves are a continuation of earlier work looking into ways to utilise off-cuts from the marble industry – an industry notorious for its high volume of waste. By creating a functional product from the waste marble, the design process brings new life and value to the material.
Small marble off-cuts are crafted into functional blocks, which act to support the solid-timber shelf. As well as helping to support the shelf, the marble block also acts as a bookend or focal point.
The marble block and wooden shelf slot together and can be fixed to the wall via two keyhole fixings positioned either side of the centrepiece.