A shelf made of paper? Unexpectedly? Just take a look! Designer Willy Chong created Paper Shelf as part of a project called The Synthesis of Dual Heritage, which cultivates Chong’s dual heritage. Paper is a material with roots in Chinese and Swedish culture and history. The shelf sides are made of overlapping sheets of paper to extend the shelf height and, like all shelves, are laminated in five layers. The shelf is held together by tabs that run through the back and sides of the shelf. By bending the tabs inward, they secure the entire construction. What an original idea and a fantastic material!