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William Warren
Shelves For Life

Design

Travelling Apothecary
British Library
London

September 16, 2006

Shelves For Life is a self-initiated project to further explore ideas of built-in sentimentality within our possessions. The aim is to make stronger emotional relationships with our belongings and encourage life-long use.

The shelves are CNC cut in oak veneered plywood to the customers measurements. They are intended to be used throughout life as storage for personal belongings. On death, the shelves are dismantled and rebuilt as a coffin.

Launched at the British Library during the Travelling Apothecary show and simultaneously at Liberty's as part of Design UK during London Design Week, September 2006.

Travelling Apothecary press release

Shelves for Life - selected press cuttings




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