The ‘Open Shelve Nodes’


‘Open Shelve Nodes’ is a simple solution to make shelves and related structures. It can be executed in many different and combinable ways ready for your local skills and materials.

It is an open (source) circular design project in continued development.



howto info

plastic bricks

instructions downloads





3d printing

.stl downloads

key design info

understand the design

attach boards


fails & open ends

didn’t work


2d parts

.svg downloads


howto & downloads

angle nodes

info & downloads

recycled plastic


clays & doughs



Make it. It’s open.

The open shelve nodes are open. Feel free to use them in any way you see fit. We are happy if you collaborate and share improvements, uses and findings with us:

Use #mifactorinodes and #openshelvenodes + ping us on social media, we’ll repost if possible (→ profiles to the right or below ↓).

Or send us an email.


The Open Shelve Nodes is an Open Circular Design – it checks 8 of the 9 connected methodologies. See → video explanation (starts 4m34s)

If you care to understand the flexibility of this design we recommend our article “What is the final version in Open Circular Design?”

Stay updated about future developments via our social media channels. →


Open Hardware 
makes the world 
go round! 


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