Jacobo Cuesta Wolf
Office for Design

Sustainable furniture study
Material: Paper, Wood, Aluminum
Work: Design and Prototype
Location: Halle (Saale)
Date: 2022
Award:     C-Idea Award / Silver
                  Bundespreis EcoDesign / Nominated
                  Łódź Design Festival - Make me! / Finalist

Sponsor: Nextpack

Video how to build: HERE


This shelf system represents an innovative approach to furniture development. In order to be truly sustainable, our furniture must be capable of adapting and reacting to changing environments. Producing the specific items from ecologically acceptable materials can only be the first step.

This shelf system complies with my strict guidelines for sustainable design. It is built without screws, will tolerate wear and tear nicely and can be repaired. It can easily be adjusted or expanded in any direction at any time. It consist of only four components. Its packaging will turn into shelves and is therefore part of the design as such.

My vision places the responsibility for the product with the producer: You can return the furniture in exchange for a deposit. The item will then be refurbished and resold. Thus, the shelving system will remain in circulation for a longer period and will not need to be recycled quickly. Once its time has come, its innocuous materials will facilitate responsible recycling.