Modular shelving system “Tipi” inspired by the life of nomads

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Inspired by the alleged lightness of nomadism, the industrial designer Assaf Israel created one modular shelving system and named it after the tent of the North American Indian “tipi”. The multifunctional piece of furniture certainly corresponds to the needs of today’s “city nomads” and is made by Joynout Studio offered.

Modular shelving system Tipi by Assaf Israel


“Tipi” was created as a result of a year-long trip around the world, during which Assaf Israel dealt with topics such as the longing for change. The idea of ​​a life combined with constant movement and new discoveries preoccupied the brain in a special way. The curiosity-driven, dynamic world of travel could be a kind of challenge, an adventure, a journey into the unknown. In order to open up new horizons for the user, Assaf designed a piece of furniture that gives more freedom and flexibility. An object associated with the statics, with the fastening gets a new definition in its project.

Modular shelving system encourages a more adventurous way of life

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Thanks to its modular structure, the “Tipi” regyl system fits into both small apartments and public spaces. Simple and quick assembly, disassembly and transportation are precisely tailored to the needs of today’s mobile people.

“Tipi” accompanies the user for several years and offers a sustainable alternative for the modern consumer. Yes, a modular shelving system with drawers and clothes rail is nothing new under the sun. Tipi also works as a compact desk and is a real eye-catcher. The cone-shaped structure allows easy and convenient adjustment of the shelves without the need to fix them. Only the upper part of the bars is fixed with screws to enable the shelves to be perfectly positioned.


Tipi offers flexible assembly and use

The contruction is made of wood – the rods and shelf boards were made of solid oak and the fastening rings – made of birch plywood, cut very precisely on a CNC cutting machine. Tipi system is 220 cm high, 250 cm wide, 52 cm deep and consists of 3 shelves, 1 clothes rail, 1 storage compartment. The African storage baskets are handcrafted from “Veta-Vera” grass using a traditional technique. The shelving system is available in the original wood color or with black lacquer.

Photos by: Timor Britva

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