subtly shifting storage partitions
low-profile & eco-friendly
The clients asked for a series of streamlined shelving units for yoga mats that could maximize storage without compromising the tranquility and simplicity of their small but popular shala, which had no means for organizing the 30-40 yoga mats that their students left in the changing rooms every night.
Considering the client’s needs for non-toxic materials and flexible arrangements, the bamboo-wood units were designed to be rotated and aligned in a number of ways, with the potential to serve as stand-alone partitions in a future setting. CNC-routing technology was used to cut the subtly changing curves of the shelves, which soften the edge of the unit and ease the accessibility of the mats.
DESCRIPTION . Bamboo-plywood construction . 6'0"H x 27"W x 7.5"D
LOCATION . Ashtanga Yoga Boston . Cambridge MA
STATUS . Completed 2009
DESIGNER . Low Design Office