Nendo presents Nest shelf

Japanese studio Nendo has created a sliding shelving unit strengthened with carbon-fibre sheets, which will debut at London’s Somerset House next week during the London Design Festival.

Nendo’s Nest shelf has the ability to double in width, allowing the user to select the appropriate size for their available space.

Vertical sections are made from 3.5 mm thick carbon fiber, while the 3.7 mm thick horizontal sections consist of aramid fibre-made honeycomb material sandwiched between carbon fiber. Both sections are coated with a larch veneer, resulting in a 4.7 mm thick shelving hidden within the 9.4 mm thick outer shelving.

The 650 mm width of the shelf’s fully-collapsed state doubles to 1300mm when the shelf is fully extended outward, allowing the user the flexibility to choose a width appropriate for the space available. Extending the shelf halfway produces a grid shelf-style layout with rows of square shelves.