Elbow is a minimalist shelf created by New York-based designer Henry Julier. Elbow shelves are informal wall-mounted shelves for keeping small items and special objects at hand, or on display. Each shelf has a two-way keyhole allowing you to hang them either right-side up, or upside down. Six, nine, and 15-inch lengths afford a variety of uses. The construction of the shelves, two sections of wood joined at the ‘elbow’ by a third, is visible when viewing the shelf from the side.

Photography by Alex Contell