The Locked Objects is minimalist series designed by Switzerland-based studio Thévoz – Choquet for NOV Gallery. The Locked Objects series is a personal reinterpretation of a universal archetype’s function: the bike padlock. Its geometric design is generously contemporary and it’s function quite obvious. Why would this kind of shape lock bikes exclusively? From this standpoint and keeping in mind both the original aesthetic and purpose of this existing object, we transposed it into another category : domestic furniture. The symbolic behind locking an object conveys the ideas of assembly, sturdiness and safety, which is what we wanted to translate by designing a glass shelf; fragile at first sight but securely assembled with the help of two padlocks: a ready-made object for a steady-made product.