Wood X Plastic
Shelf
Hunn Wai
2007

As the confrontational title suggests, sheets of smoke-coloured acrylic are impaled by beech poles to construct a shelf. However this simplicity is achieved by a meticulous technique of programming the components to fit.

First a small hole is made in the acrylic sheet and is heated for an exact duration.
The wooden pole is then pushed through sheet by sheet.

When the plastic cools down, it contracts around the pole to create a vice-like grip.

This is repeated, resulting in a strong and stable structure.

Therefore this product is about bringing joinery back into the foreground, where the honesty and technique of process makes the Design.

Photography © Myoung Won Suh