A shelf seems rather banal, similar to a cupboard or a closet – a place to store things. However, there is one important distinction – its very design, it’s two-dimensional openness and lack of sides means that articles put on shelves are meant to be seen. They are a place for a curated display of our identity: a tableau short hand for who we are, or perhaps our idealized selves. A collection of obscure fiction, sports trophies or a selection of pictures, mementos from exotic locales? These things telegraph to those we choose to invite into our intimate environment how we see ourselves or how we would like to be seen. A shelf then is akin to an alter, a prominent place to display oneself. What makes a shelf essential is that it directs us to choose what goes onto it, thereby creating a mindful summation of self.
Details & Care Instructions: Comes with screws, wall plugs and copper screw caps. Copper is untreated and will develop a natural patina overtime if left unattended. To remove patina use a scotch brite pad or copper polish.