The Story of the Leaning Shelf

The idea of producing this shelf came soon after we moved from the Czech Republic to Switzerland. We quickly realized that renting a flat, moving into and out of it is a big and expensive deal. You are expected to leave the place absolutely spotless and in a the state as it was when you moved in.

In order to avoid paying someone to fill in the holes from the hanged photos and paintings, we decided to keep our ¨art¨ and souvenir collection in a wardrobe or on the floor. As the time was passing by, Ivana started to miss her favorite pictures and got quite annoyed by staring at empty walls. So I decided to surprise her and as a birthday gift designed with my father this minimalist shelf.

Since then we moved into another rented flat where that photo was taken on a lazy Saturday afternoon.    

Pavel Sefcik