Born out of the desire to visually separate the space, in a way that enables it to functionally perform as a shelf, product designers Dorian Etienne and Cordélia Faure created Roma shelf, with up-cycled rough pipe bricks.
Roma shelf is a freestanding, deconstructed partition shelf designed for an apartment in Besançon.
“With Cordélia we had a client who had just moved to Besançon and who wanted a traversante partition to separate her living room and create a new bedroom.” says Dorian Etienne, “After a trip to Emmaus (recovery store to revalue objects) we noticed these beautiful bricks that had been placed there for a few years and the idea started from there. Then we revalue these end of construction bricks to this architectural shelf by simply adding a few boards to make storage easier, without breaking the curves.”
The design and pattern of the same, resembles that of the Arabic Mashrabiyah or Roman Aqueducts. Why this works, is simply because it gets the job done, while remaining elegantly minimal.