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Petal shelving system

With our Small Spaces issue on shelf now, we're on the constant lookout for fantastic storage solutions. The Petal by local designer Inge Toerien is a perfect example. A beautifully sculpted plywood creation, its petal shape allows for substantial storage while creating a visually striking design feature of its own. 'The Petal was conceived from the simple exploration of creating forms out of a single unit,' Inge told HL. 'The idea developed through the bending and manipulation of a strip of plastic, investigating what new shapes could be achieved. Bendy Ply is characteristically flexible, so it was the most suitable material choice for the desired Petal form.' Inge finds herself drawn to collecting things of value or sentiment to her, rather than lots of the same thing, so it's no surprise that she came up with an inventive way to display these cherished items. 'I like to use decorative storage options, whether it's an interesting wooden box for my toiletries, or filling the old trunk in the lounge with spare linen, I like to use what I already have on display,' the 'sentimental minimalist' told us. The Petal sells for R350 a piece, with free delivery within Cape Town. To order contact Amy Toerien on amytoerien@gmail.com. Images by MIKU, courtesy of Inge