Lacquered wood and steel

Dimensions variable

The Piano Shelf offers a flexible wooden wall that can be adapted to its user’s needs. By lowering each individual section, a shelf surface is created and a rectangle of empty space appears in the wall, framing whatever is placed on the shelf. Made from native wood and hand crafted over several months, the design demanded that each of the hundreds of pieces was regulated individually with a hidden tiny screw to ensure that each was perfectly leveled. An old wood worker that assists ErraZuriz, after looking at the first finished prototype, announced with pride that he would go home and tell his wife that instead of a wood worker he was now a piano-tuner or clock maker. From then on the shelf would appropriately be called “The Piano Shelf.” Originally designed in 1997, the Piano shelf has remained a signature example of ErraZuriz’s simple paradigm-shifting creativity.