Noma Shelf acknowledges our habitual consumption, both reminding us of
and celebrating the things we already own, whilst accommodating the new. Inspired by the traditional Japanese Tokonoma—a near sacred alcove devoted to the display of artistic objects—the surface of this shelf/drawer slides away from the wall to reveal a flexible area within which cherished items that may otherwise be forgotten can be placed. Its form is completely dictated by its contents, quietly reminding us of our accumulation as it swells. The shelf-top is intended to encourage frequent curation of the objects displayed upon it, tackling cluttered surfaces and jammed cupboards, whilst bringing focus to the items we treasure.