(jiří macek) Young Swedish designer Johanna Landin has designed an extremely adjustable shelf system, which has a name that is, not by accident, Parasite Shelf. Thanks to it, one can settle truly anywhere – on a rock, on a feed trough, or at a distant relative’s place at Camp David.
His system of independent, simple crates is brilliant due to the several rows of nicks along its perimeter that enable the user not only to connect the crates maximally and freely, but also to place them in a space by means of wires. Actually, one needs only one point to which one can attach the wire; the Parasite shelves can then grow in any directions. Thus, one can hardly grow weary of this system – it can take a different form at any place and continuously grow, much like a convolvulus, which is my favorite parasite from the plant world (it really is a parasitic plant). Anyway, it grows tenaciously.
Johanna Landin presented the Parasite Shelves as part of the Beautiful Death series of projects in which several young Swedish designers continually attempt to instill old and traditional objects with new life.