No Trespasing Bookshelf

No Trespasing Bookshelf

Ever loyal to his technique of upcycling, David Elia has chosen to use a ladder symbolising the concept of “crossing over”. The way is obstructed by broken glass, a material habitually used in slums to keep intruders from entering. The abundant colours evoke the life force and profound creativity of the Brazilian people.
Thus a contradictory symbol emerges: how to build a way to rise up while meeting the need for protection?
This is a way to objectify the everyday violence omnipresent in Rio de Janeiro.

Designed in 2013

Wood, Cement, Glass

Unique

 

No Trespassing Bookshelf

No Trespassing Bookshelf

Ever loyal to his technique of upcycling, David Elia has chosen to use a ladder symbolising the concept of “crossing over”. The way is obstructed by broken glass, a material habitually used in slums to keep intruders from entering. The abundant colours evoke the life force and profound creativity of the Brazilian people.
Thus a contradictory symbol emerges: how to build a way to rise up while meeting the need for protection?
This is a way to objectify the everyday violence omnipresent in Rio de Janeiro.

Designed in 2013

Wood, Cement, Glass

Unique

No Trespassing Bookshelf

No Trespassing Bookshelf

Ever loyal to his technique of upcycling, David Elia has chosen to use a ladder symbolising the concept of “crossing over”. The way is obstructed by broken glass, a material habitually used in slums to keep intruders from entering. The abundant colours evoke the life force and profound creativity of the Brazilian people.
Thus a contradictory symbol emerges: how to build a way to rise up while meeting the need for protection?
This is a way to objectify the everyday violence omnipresent in Rio de Janeiro.

Designed in 2013

Wood, Cement, Glass

Unique

No Trespassing Bookshelf

No Trespassing Bookshelf

Ever loyal to his technique of upcycling, David Elia has chosen to use a ladder symbolising the concept of “crossing over”. The way is obstructed by broken glass, a material habitually used in slums to keep intruders from entering. The abundant colours evoke the life force and profound creativity of the Brazilian people.
Thus a contradictory symbol emerges: how to build a way to rise up while meeting the need for protection?
This is a way to objectify the everyday violence omnipresent in Rio de Janeiro.

Designed in 2013

Wood, Cement, Glass

Unique