April 8, 2010

Pratt Show 2010: Amyel Oliveros

For those of you who hate clutter and the conventional desks and shelves that control it, this new shelf design will be a breath of fresh air. Amyel Oliveros, an Industrial Design senior at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, created this flexible solution to organizing the detritus of life.

“After a survey of homes, I found that there are many objects like keys, wallets and important notebooks that tend to get lost because they come in and out of peoples lives in a daily basis. The Grasp Shelf addresses this need by acting as a functional shelf that one: conforms to different shapes and sizes of objects and two: displays them on the wall. Not only does the shelf give these things a place in the home, they also showcase the kind of objects that we live with and tell a story of who we are.”

Even without Amyel’s description, we think the work speaks for itself, and should be a useful addition to every New Yorker’s cluttered apartment!

See more cutting-edge work from Pratt’s 2010 graduating seniors in all areas of design at this year’s Pratt Show. VIP champagne Reception for Industry Professionals: May 11, 6 to 9 pm. For tickets and more information visit www.pratt.edu/show.

The Pratt Show
May 11 – May 14
311 West 34 Street
New York, New York

Public Show Hours:
Tuesday, May 11- 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, May 12- 9 am to 9 pm
Thursday, May 13- 9 am to 9 pm
Friday, May 14- 9 am to 1 pm

Post: Angeline Ucci