Nouvel had been inspired by computer punch cards and sheet music staves when he designed this wall system for Italian brand Methis.
The system comprises metal strips with hidden joints, shelves and containers can be hung from gaps between the strips.
Jean Nouvel says:
A metal architecture, like a quotation from Jean Prouvé’s work: rather than a wall this is a continuous building system that encloses joints into the metal folds. And its corrugated skin, regularly perforated and lacquered, turns into a wall. A wall to capture light and liven up the space around it.
I love it as the wall turns into a complete device with infinite potential…