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Henry Francis Design
The Gravity Shelf’s brutal elegance possesses an unabashed honesty and arresting dignity.
Austere, yet alluring it celebrates a romantic primitivism.
A juxtaposition of refined materiality, psychology and bold form, grounded in a confident utilitarian consciousness, it seems to ethereally float weightlessly above the ground, defying the echoes of its brutalist origins.
Gravity, is a vessel for our dreams, a ship sailing between the parallel realms of the present and future.
Gravity low shelf, Materials
Oak, Black Lacquer. Simple & bold.
American Oak was selected for its beautiful grain, texture and strength, its tactility and warmth as a surface to the touch.
A hand applied wire brush finishing technique allows a deep etched finish to the oak grain surface, adding tactility.
Black lacquer was used as the key finish to accentuate the vertical shelf supports, adding reflection, depth and movement to the design.
It is the superb lustrous black finish that defines the Gravity shelf.
The 5 x coats of pigmented lacquer build up a beautiful lustrous gloss finish adding the quality of infinite depth and a slightly distorted non-perfect reflection, showing the finish as a integral color and promoting the crafted hand applied process.
Gravity, Low shelf, Specifications
Size: 2400L, 450W x 550mmH
Materials: American oak veneer, Black stain, Black Lacquered vertical legs
Shelf: 45mm thickness, Deep etched, American oak veneer, Poly clear coat, 0-gloss finish
Vertical legs: 60mm thickness profiled, Black Lacquered vertical legs, 5 x coats.
Glides: 2mm nylon glides, 6 positions, Black colour.
The Gravity shelf uses FSC certified American oak and zero emission fiberboard as a substrate below the veneer.
The Gravity low shelf design responds to longevity. As with all our designs, materials and sturdy construction details allow a long lifespan.
We believe that quality and lifespan are as equally important as the visual narrative and direction.
Gravity low shelf