BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCES ARE MADE OF BEAUTIFUL CONTRADICTIONS.
A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF A 1950’S DESIGN CLASSIC. The original Pira shelf designed in 1954 was as contradictory as the man who conceived it. Olle Pira (1927-2018) was a traditional master cabinet-maker who crafted cherry, maple and matured oak with age-old skills. Yet he won a place at the renowned Konstfack school of art, craft and design, the birthplace of concepts ahead of their times. And became the first Swede to win a gold medal at the Triennale in Milan in 1952. "A SHELF SHOULD ENHANCE SPACES AND ABOVE ALL IT SHOULD STORE POSSESSIONS. A PERSONAL COMPANION TO HUMAN NATURE." Anna von Schewen