Lost in the Woods
The new generation of young designers have taken basic ideas and added their own twists, using beguiling environmentally-influenced images and shapes. Anna Smurygina of Moscow has created her take on the linear bookshelf with the Shelf Forest. This colorful, crazy group of trees combines the function of storage with the playfulness of a child’s mind. Interesting as one piece, but dramatic as a group, her shelves plead with you to have more fun with them than storing your classics. The quirky lines will show off an arty glass collection as nicely as your child’s stuffed animals. Anna’s fun take on an old classic is a great segway for her design career, and we look forward to seeing more in the future.