Shelf, designed by Paolo Benevelli for Ceramiche Coem, won the GOOD DESIGN® Award 2018.



Shelf, designed by Paolo Benevelli and produced by Ceramiche Coem,
won the GOOD DESIGN® Award 2018

GOOD DESIGN, founded in Chicago in 1950, remains the oldest and the
world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide.

With “Shelf” – a project for Ceramiche Coem – tiles take a step beyond their
traditional function as a covering material and become a support. This new
dual application adds to the appeal of a material hitherto used merely as
a finishing element. Full-body porcelain stoneware is processed to obtain
an L-shaped element. Two or more elements can be used together to create
endless combinations, opening the door to a variety of options: bookcases,
bookshelves, display shelves and support surfaces for any setting.
In other words, “Shelf” is a modular system that can be used as an element
of micro-architecture, shaping new geometries with a ceramic dimension.


Produced by Coem, 2017
Photo Coem (01-03)
Photo Davide Bartolai (04-08)