Structura is a minimalist shelving system created by Switzerland-based designer Carlo Clopath for Okro. Structura is an (artisanal) furniture building system (or principle) based on simple, intuitive structures or constructions (often) realized by farmers (peasants) with available material – paired with Japanese construction methods (Kigumi). The structure consists of (horizontal and vertical) slats fixed in only one point: the vertical board inserted between the horizontal slats prevents the vertical slats from hanging down (rotation). Each element – board, slat, wedge – is indispensable for the construction (function) respectively for its stability: the vertical boards support the horizontal slats or the horizontal boards – the wedges fix the vertical boards and counterbalance the shrinking or swelling of the vertical boards.
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