Dimensions: H 196.5 x D 44.5 x W 206.5 cm (includes 18 shelves)
Why is it Special?
Woody is a modern interpretation of traditional ladder inspired shelving systems. With no apparent front and back it works well as a free standing piece of furniture as well as against a wall. One of the greatest strengths of the shelving system is the thorough simplicity which emanates from the idea that a shelving system should not be too visually dominant and should leave room for the items placed in it. Woody is created in the spirit of modernism. Nothing in the construction is hidden, all joints are visible and all parts are industrially manufactured. Simplifying and updating more traditional shelving systems has been a key element in the development of Woody which simply consists of oak sticks, bent steel and screws. At the same time great effort has been put into perfecting the joints in terms of form and strength. Solid oak is an incredibly strong material and it ages beautifully, so in spite of the lightness in its appearance, the structure is surprisingly strong and stable compared to other shelving systems of this type. The light soap treated oak provides Woody with a traditional Scandinavian expression, which is updated by the contrasting steel shelves.
Woody was originally developed as inventory for the store HAY HOUSE in Copenhagen which opened in June of 2008, but as it started to receive many positive reactions from customers who wanted it for their own homes, it made sense to put an adjusted version into production.