8 innovative student designs that promote sustainability and flexibility

The Design Story
6 min readJun 30, 2021

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this week, we highlight eight inspiring student designs that reinvent a flexible living environment with unusual furniture design that respects our surroundings. read on!

easily folded shelf

this easily folded shelf was designed to creating a movable and airy shelving system that is easy to assemble in a durable visual design language. “the work is made as a swedish cabinetmakers journeyman’s piece, which has to meet several requirements: a drawer, hinges, veneered surfaces, joints, etcetera.” explained the team.

the fold shelf consists of a cabinet and drawer, allowing you to frame books and decorating objects on the drawer for flexible living. all are made of a wooden hinge system with resting shelf tops that can easily be assembled without the required tools.

credits: @rasmus.palmgren @hannahoglund

myco the compostable slippers

myco is a recyclable and fully compostable alternative to conventional slippers made of mushroom mycelium. the design…