Naoki Ono and Yuuki Yamamoto of YOY know that when it comes to interior design, no one can resist a good optical illusion (check out this screen-printed canvas of a chair that is actually...a chair!). The Japanese duo has employed the ol' trick-of-the-eye trick again with a set of wall-mounted shelves that mimic a stack of paper being swept up into the air by a gust of wind. .
BLOW, as the shelving system is called, consists of 5 different templates of thin lacquered steel shelves modeled after A4 letter-size paper. The sheets of steel have been gently folded upward (or downward, depending on how you choose to mount them) at the edges to resemble nearly weightless pieces of paper being tossed in the wind.
Leave the shelves empty, and you'll have a poetic relief sculpture on your wall that conjures the imagery of Katsushika Hokusai “Travelers Caught in a Sudden Breeze at Ejiri” print from the artist's famed Thirty-six Views of Fuji, as Spoon and Tamago cleverly observed. Fill them with books and miscellaneous nick-knacks, and you'll create a surreal, floating display of your wunderkammer that will cheekily remind your house guests that things aren't always how they seem.
Find the shelves at Pianoprimo.