zeugen | shelves for memories 

Zeugen (witnesses) is a series of 5 shelves, which preserve the memories of their owner in different manners. Through simple mechanisms objects can be either shown or hidden within the shelf. 

Every shelf has its individual way of interaction with personal treasures. Parts of the shelves can be slid, turned or folded over and cover up the contained objects either partially or entirely. 

The five-part family can be stored within its bigger parts and easily transported, similar to a traditional trunk. This way Zeugen will accompany its owner his or her whole life. 


Material: waxed oak, calf leather
Year: 2012, workpiece within Jacqueline Amacher‘s bachelor thesis at the Hochschule Luzern – Design & Kunst
Mentors: Andreas Saxer & Moritz Schmid