Simple and elegant, the PROP Shelf is a minimalist piece of furniture made with neither glue nor screws. Masterminded by Japanese designer Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, it consists of just three standard pieces: two bars and a rectangular shelf. The beauty of it is that, as well as having no fixings or glue, being made of essentially one material, and being easy to take apart and flat pack, the more weight you put onto PROP, the more stable it gets!

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The PROP Shelf measures 20 x 10 x 55 inches, but it can actually be as short or as tall as you want. It is made from locally grown Japanese birch and has a delicate Japanese style and clever design that is so simple and elegant, it will never go out of style. The PROP Shelf is part of Design Soil, a design project by the teaching staff and students from the product design department at Kobe Design University, who challenge the ordinary with their love of design.

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