Scatter Shelf by Japanese design firm Nendo is made of glossy acrylic sheets. It is arranged in a grid formation from the front but a staggered configuration from the side.
When objects are placed on the shelf, they look at if they are caught in the spider’s web when viewed from the front.
The glossy acrylic surface slices up reflections when viewed from an angle, scattering them in all directions.
When viewed on an angle, the glossy acrylic face creates a series of reflections within the shelves, making the ‘opaque’ acrylic appear to be transparent.
The diffused reflections are scattered, forming a kaleidoscopic effect.
The shelf is composed of 5mm acrylic sheets, which are stacked in 3 layers.
Nendo is a Tokyo-based product design firm headed by Oki Sato.