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PIRA G2 SHELF design Olle Pira, 1954

Black / Walnut

A MODERN INTERPRETATION OF A 1950s DESIGN CLASSIC

The original Pira Shelf designed in 1954 was as contradictory as the man who designed it.
Olle Pira (1927-2018) was a traditional master cabinetmaker who worked with cherry, maple, and mature oak using time-honored skills. Yet he earned a place at the renowned Konstfack School of Art, Craft and Design, home of avant-garde concepts, and became the first Swede to win a gold medal
at the Milan Triennial in 1952.

PIRA G2 SHELF design Olle Pira, 1954

White / Oak

VINTAGE GENIUS, BUT IN A NEW STATE OF MIND

It's the 2020s, technology and materials have changed but so have people's habits and needs. Architect Anna von Schewen and industrial designer Björn Dahlström have taken on the challenge of bringing the Pira shelf back to life. In every sense of the word.

PIRA G2 SHELF design Olle Pira, 1954

ELEGANTLY DELICATE, YET BRUTALLY ROBUST

The Pira G2 is a metal work of art that is destined to become a centerpiece wherever it is placed. Each shelf can support up to 50 kg, thanks to its sheet steel construction with integrated edge. That's 350 kg per section. Enough for life's treasures. Or life's necessities. Or both.

PIRA G2 SHELF design Olle Pira, 1954

LIKE A TOWER CRANE, BUT PRECISE LIKE A SWISS WATCH

Pira G2 is the sum of many parts. An interlocking series of joints, posts, flats and triangles, each no longer than a meter, but expandable to reach most ceilings from any floor. With machining tolerances of up to 0.02 mm, but all as robust as the machines that cut them.

PIRA G2 SHELF design Olle Pira, 1954

MODULAR, YET JOINTLESS

Modular, yet assembled it seems to have been built as one. As a jointless centrepiece with no joints, beginnings and ends.

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

UPHOLDING, YET MELLOWING

Pira G2’s metalwork reassures. Yet its walnut and white oak bookends and cabinets pacify. A technical feat but also a beautiful one. Two schools in one space. The welcoming and the working.

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

CONTRADICTORY, YET CONSUMMATE

Thanks to the efforts of some of Sweden’s most bright and wayward minds, it’s a masterpiece, complex and sophisticated. But capable of creating calm and wellbeing wherever it lives.

wall Pira

Pira montage mural
Pira montage mural

black grey and walnut
70 x 36 x H205 cm

black grey and white oak
70 x 36 x H205 cm

Pira montage mural
Pira montage mural

white and walnut
70 x 36 x H205 cm

white and white oak
70 x 36 x H205 cm

Pira montage mural

black grey and walnut
180 x 36 x H205 cm

Pira montage mural

black grey and white oak
180 x 36 x H205 cm

Pira montage mural

white and walnut
180 x 36 x H205 cm

Pira montage mural

white and white oak
180 x 36 x H205 cm

floor ceiling Pira

Pira montage sol-plafond
Pira montage sol-plafond

black grey and walnut
180 x 34 x H240 / 248 / 256 cm

black grey and white oak
180 x 34 x H240 / 248 / 256 cm

Pira montage sol-plafond
Pira montage sol-plafond

white and walnut
180 x 34 x H240 / 248 / 256 cm

white and white oak
180 x 34 x H240 / 248 / 256 cm

Pira montage sol-plafond

black grey and walnut
230 x 34 x H240 / 248 / 256 cm

Pira montage sol-plafond

black grey and white oak
230 x 34 x H240 / 248 / 256 cm

Pira montage sol-plafond

white and walnut
230 x 34 x H240 / 248 / 256 cm

Pira montage sol-plafond

white and white oak
230 x 34 x H240 / 248 / 256 cm

COMPOSE YOUR PIRA G2

Materials Poles made of extruded aluminium in black grey (NCS S 8500-N) or white (RAL 9016). Shelves of sheet steel, with an integral ridge. Cabinets, organisers in walnut or white oak (solid wood + veneer)

Max weight 50 kg/shelf, 350 kg/section

Mounting Floor-ceiling or wall mounted

Floor-Ceiling Mounting
max height 316 cm

PIRA G2 SHELF Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Björn Dahlström, 2023

Wall Mounting
max height 308 cm

PIRA G2 SHELF Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Björn Dahlström, 2023

Elements

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Uprights (from 16,7 to 100 cm)
from :

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Pole Joint

Top lid

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Adjustable tip (high/low) ‚Äď √ė8 x H12 cm

Floor / ceiling mounting kit
(2 plates + plumb line)

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Wall bracket

Assembly kit wall mounted

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Support beam 70 cm

Support beam 90 cm

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Metal shelf 70 cm

Metal shelf 90 cm

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Cabinet Small ‚Äď 66,3 x 31 x H41,6 cm

Cabinet Large ‚Äď 86,3 x 31 x H41,6 cm

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Organiser Small ‚Äď 66,3 x 31 x H6 cm

Organiser Large ‚Äď 86,3 x 31 x H6 cm

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Bookend ‚Äď 20 x 20 x 3 cm

√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Bj√∂rn Dahlstr√∂m, 2023
PIRA G2 SHELF Olle Pira, 1954 Anna von Schewen & Björn Dahlström, 2023
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954
√Čtag√®re PIRA G2 design Olle Pira, 1954

Designers

Architect Anna von Schewen and industrial designer Björn Dahlström, from the 1954 classic Pira by Olle Pira.

Anna von Schewen

Anna von Schewen

"A shelf should enhance spaces and above all it should store possessions. a personal companion to human nature."

Björn Dahlström

Björn Dahlström

‚ÄúPira g2 meets the needs of today, yet strives to retain the brilliance of the 50‚Äôs classic. its relevance salutes the past.‚ÄĚ

Olle Pira

Olle Pira