I have a friend who has perpetually moved apartments since coming to New York. On a few occasions, apartments lasted 3 months, on others she was in one place for 9 months. This friend comes to mind with the Slippery Shelves because she owns a wall hung shelving system that has been mounted in at least 5 New York City apartments in the last 3 years. Insanity.
A lot of furniture is made to be moved. Wall hung pieces become a little more annoying because you have to want to take them down. I’ve left many a shelf on the wall upon moving because its just not worth the effort. Mark Righter’s New Mexico Slippery Shelf is part of the Slippery Shelf Collection by Cambium Studio.
The New Mexico Slippery Shelf takes the floating shelf idea and makes it adjustable. The grooved shelves slide into the wall mounted panel for easy adjustment and mind changing without drilling new holes – an essential for fickle landlords. The shelves are offered in bamboo, FSC hardwood and reclaimed timber, all favorites in the sustainable wood category. The shelves are finished with beeswax, and are easily maintained with a soft cloth.
“The Slippery Shelves series from Cambium Studio are a shelving system for people who like to move. The piece is easy to hang on the wall, uses few materials and travels easily if you need to relocate.” -Cambium Studio
About the Designer: Mark Righter was trained as a biologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After graduation he worked for the Department of Forestry researching trees and plants and later for the Smithsonian Institute studying red-howler monkeys and endangered crocodiles in Venezuela. His shift in careers came with an apprentice-ship with a master cabinet maker in DUMBO and art, drawing and architecture classes at Cooper Union, Columbia, and Parsons. He was a founding partner at Sawfish Studio, NJ and in 2004 he formed Cambium Studio where he creates one-of-a-kind commissions, limited-edition furniture and custom architectural millwork projects with his team in their Brooklyn studio. (Cambium Studio)