This modular shelving unit can expand and shrink like an accordion into a variety of sizes in order to fit the configuration that best suits your needs. Japanese design firm Nendo has developed a smart, ultra lightweight system that can expand so you don't have to buy a brand new bookshelf every time your book collection outgrows your current shelving capacity. Called Nest, the design references the Russian matryoshka nesting doll which hides smaller dolls inside itself.
The shelving unit, presented at the 2015 London Design Festival, is made of carbon fiber and can stretch to provide space for any number of books, picture frames and decorative objects. Named Nest, the design references the famous Russian matryoshka nesting doll.
The structure can be transformed and configured to double and triple the amount of shelves by pulling them by the sides like an accordion. Thanks to the carbon fiber reinforcement, the surfaces are extremely light and strong. Fully extended, the structure is 4.25 feet wide. It will be displayed at Somerset House during the Ten Designers In The West Wing Exhibition taking place at the London Design Festival’s Somerset House until September 27.