With “Shelf” – Paolo Benevelli’s project for Coem – tiles take a step beyond their traditional function as a covering material and become a support. This new dual application adds to the appeal of a material hitherto used merely as a finishing element.
Full-body porcelain stoneware is processed to obtain an L-shaped element. Two or more elements can be used together to create endless combinations, opening the door to a variety of options: bookcases, bookshelves, display shelves and support surfaces for any setting.
In other words, “Shelf” is a modular system that can be used as an element of micro-architecture, shaping new geometries with a ceramic dimension.