The Centiped is Olga Akulova’s take on a vintage shop counter
Katie | October 12, 2016
Ukrainian designer Olga Akulova has designed a colourful and modern take on the midcentury haberdashery shop counters that are increasingly finding their way into contemporary interiors.
The Centiped was originally designed as a bespoke piece for a penthouse apartment on the 30th level of a condominium in Kiev to showcase the homeowner’s accessories.
“We couldn’t find anything appropriate to display accessories because we didn’t have much space for a freestanding piece in the interior,” says Olha Akulova.
It is now in production as a limited edition of 100 in two colourways. The architect collaborated with furniture manufacturer Paspolini and local craftsmen to make the pieces. “One of [the craftmen] is a hereditary cabinetmaker,” says Olha. “He used his family secrets to create this island, combining his knowledge with democratic lightweight materials such as a plywood.”