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Alejandro Sticotti

The work of Argentinean architect Alejandro Sticotti has a modernist foundation: He takes the constructive and rational influences of the Bauhaus and Scandinavian modern, adds American Shaker and 1950s design elements, and merges them with the materials and sensibility of his native culture. His Shelving Units (2008) are made from warm, unique South American hardwoods; the vertical and horizontal mounts are crafted of solid lapacho, and the shelves are made with cerejeira veneer. Relying on the steadying forces of gravity, Unit B hangs off the master horizontal bar at the top, creating sturdy shelving, which can be placed high or low on the wall, depending on needs. The notched side of each shelf simply slides into the vertical beams, holding it snugly in place. Sticotti Shelving is well-resolved in its versatility: Combine multiple units to create additional storage, move shelves to different levels as needs change or add the desk shelf to create a compact workspace solution.

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