‘Scale’ is a rhetorical device for keeping ones life in balance.

The introduction of a mechanical relationship between the wardrobe and the bookshelf generates a ludic system that draws attention to the compositional potential of the unused domestic object. Furthermore the interdependence of furniture and object, both in terms of visual and physical weight, delineates hierarchies between the two by allowing the characteristic use of each to influence the other.

‘Scale’ is a versatile piece that is easily adapted to a range of architectural conditions. Its palate of modest and familiar materials evokes the casual wit of Duchamp’s ‘Readymades’ and makes for easy and fast construction.

‘Scale’ was a runner-up in the 2011 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award.

Photo - Douglas Lance Gibson
: Photo - Douglas Lance Gibson