Milan: ‘Split’ box shelves by Peter Marigold for SCP
Split uses a simple geometric principle:
‘The inverted angles of a shape split into pieces will always add up to 360 degrees. The angles can be interchanged but will always form a whole. The principle was used to create a stool with storage space. The angled wood becomes evident when opened.’
Peter Marigold’s asymmetrical, hand crafted shelving units have been selected for the assembly line of British furniture manufacturer SCP. The Split Boxes came out of the idea that splitting a branch any four ways would still create a 360º whole – an idea that has now been adapted for mass production.
‘So far I’ve been making them to order so each one is totally unique. It will be interesting to see how they fare as an industrial product,’ says Marigold.