Object of Desire: The Golden shelf

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The made-to-order Golden shelf is made from birch ply.

The made-to-order Golden shelf is made from birch ply. Image: Supplied

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The Golden shelf is inspired by Fibonacci’s Golden Ratio diagram.

The Golden shelf is inspired by Fibonacci’s Golden Ratio diagram. Image: Supplied

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Other pieces on show at <em>Modern Revivals</em> include Tréology's <em>Haast Credenza</em>, 2014.

Other pieces on show at Modern Revivals include Tréology’s Haast Credenza, 2014. Image: Supplied

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Jamie McLellan's <em>Lumber chair</em> is made from solid ash dowels with a bent ply shell.

Jamie McLellan’s Lumber chair is made from solid ash dowels with a bent ply shell. Image: Supplied

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<em>Chamfer Coffee Table</em> by Designtree, 2014.

Chamfer Coffee Table by Designtree, 2014. Image: Supplied

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The Dowse in Lower Hutt is celebrating New Zealand-designed furniture with a show titled Modern Revivals  and one of the exhibits has won our hearts. The Golden shelf was conceived by Auckland’s Clark Bardsley last year and is an extrusion of Fibonacci’s Golden Ratio diagram (which is based on a mathematical formula, far too complicated to go into here, that artists have often built their work around). Made from birch ply, it measures 1020mm x 640mm x 200mm, is made to order and is $549. It is on display at The Dowse until March 22.


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