‘Tempo’ is a low credenza designed by Toronto-based designer Deegan McDonald for Origins -his experimental design and fabrication studio also based out of Toronto. Made from Solid ash, Tempo provides a flexible new method for displaying and storing books.
As described on the origins website, ‘tempo’ employs CNC milling technologies to carve a continual series of waves into its structure. within the troughs of these waves, partition walls slide in and out with ease, allowing the user to shift and subdivide the overall length of the shelf however they see fit. the angle of these waves let the partitions act as bookends where needed; books can either rest parallel within the waves (the smooth edges cradle books along its peaks and valleys) or stand perpendicular, bridging across them.