Hamad Sultan

Deceptively minimal and with limitless potential for personalization, the Tantum Shelf is a new concept in modular shelving systems.

MODULAR DESIGN

Deceptively minimal and with limitless potential for personalization, the Tantum Shelf is a new concept in modular shelving systems. Unlike the most popular systems available on the market that are configured via a multitude of clips, rails, screws and pins, the Tantum Shelf 's infinte abilty to expand and adjust are inherent to its form. With only the shelf and gravity required, the system is assembled and modified with unprecedented ease. Just stack and slide.

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MODULAR DESIGN

Deceptively minimal and with limitless potential for personalization, the Tantum Shelf is a new concept in modular shelving systems. Unlike the most popular systems available on the market that are configured via a multitude of clips, rails, screws and pins, the Tantum Shelf 's infinte abilty to expand and adjust are inherent to its form. With only the shelf and gravity required, the system is assembled and modified with unprecedented ease. Just stack and slide.

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MODULAR DESIGN

Deceptively minimal and with limitless potential for personalization, the Tantum Shelf is a new concept in modular shelving systems. Unlike the most popular systems available on the market that are configured via a multitude of clips, rails, screws and pins, the Tantum Shelf 's infinte abilty to expand and adjust are inherent to its form. With only the shelf and gravity required, the system is assembled and modified with unprecedented ease. Just stack and slide.

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NO SCREWS, CLIPS, OR FRAMES ARE NEEDED

As the old adage goes, the devil is in the details. And this is precisely where the innovation of the Tantum shelving unit lies. Composed of four dovetailed planks of solid wood, the external faces are shaped with a patented interlocking system of guides. When two units are stacked together, the guides not only provide the system's stability and structure, but allow for each unit to be adjusted laterally. With the ability to freely add additional units and to expand or contract their coursing and depth, the system can conform to the measurement of any environment.

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NO SCREWS, CLIPS, OR FRAMES ARE NEEDED

As the old adage goes, the devil is in the details. And this is precisely where the innovation of the Tantum shelving unit lies. Composed of four dovetailed planks of solid wood, the external faces are shaped with a patented interlocking system of guides. When two units are stacked together, the guides not only provide the system's stability and structure, but allow for each unit to be adjusted laterally. With the ability to freely add additional units and to expand or contract their coursing and depth, the system can conform to the measurement of any environment.

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NO SCREWS, CLIPS, OR FRAMES ARE NEEDED

As the old adage goes, the devil is in the details. And this is precisely where the innovation of the Tantum shelving unit lies. Composed of four dovetailed planks of solid wood, the external faces are shaped with a patented interlocking system of guides. When two units are stacked together, the guides not only provide the system's stability and structure, but allow for each unit to be adjusted laterally. With the ability to freely add additional units and to expand or contract their coursing and depth, the system can conform to the measurement of any environment.

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BESPOKE DESIGN

The Tantum Shelf is proportioned to be stacked in both horizontal and vertical orientations depending on the requirements of its contents. The system will adjust to any wall, or sit elegantly as a free-standing piece of furniture that can be assembled or disassembled in minutes. With its simple lines, economy of material, re-usability, and ease of transport, Tantum is a modular shelving system for today.

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BESPOKE DESIGN

The Tantum Shelf is proportioned to be stacked in both horizontal and vertical orientations depending on the requirements of its contents. The system will adjust to any wall, or sit elegantly as a free-standing piece of furniture that can be assembled or disassembled in minutes. With its simple lines, economy of material, re-usability, and ease of transport, Tantum is a modular shelving system for today.

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BESPOKE DESIGN

The Tantum Shelf is proportioned to be stacked in both horizontal and vertical orientations depending on the requirements of its contents. The system will adjust to any wall, or sit elegantly as a free-standing piece of furniture that can be assembled or disassembled in minutes. With its simple lines, economy of material, re-usability, and ease of transport, Tantum is a modular shelving system for today.

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  • THE TANTUM SHELF
  • HAMAD SULTAN
  • Architecture
  • Process

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THE TANTUM SHELF

Deceptively minimal and with limitless potential for personalization, the Tantum Shelf is a new concept in modular shelving systems. Unlike the most popular systems available on the market that are configured via a multitude of clips, rails, screws and pins, the Tantum Shelf 's infinte abilty to expand and adjust are inherent to its form. With only the shelf and gravity required, the system is assembled and modified with unprecedented ease. Just stack and slide. As the old adage goes, the devil is in the details. And this is precisely where the innovation of the Tantum shelving unit lies. Composed of four dovetailed planks of solid wood, the external faces are shaped with a patented interlocking system of guides. When two units are stacked together, the guides not only provide the system's stability and structure, but allow for each unit to be adjusted laterally. With the ability to freely add additional units and to expand or contract their coursing and depth, the system can conform to the measurement of any environment. The Tantum Shelf is proportioned to be stacked in both horizon - tal and vertical orientations depending on the requirements of its contents. The system will adjust to any wall, or sit elegantly as a free-standing piece of furniture that can be assembled or disassembled in minutes. With its simple lines, economy of material, re-usability, and ease of transport, Tantum is a modu - lar shelving system for today.

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HAMAD SULTAN

Hamad Sultan is a Kuwaiti architect and designer who resides between Rome and Kuwait. After starting his studies in engineering at Tufts University he continued on to the Rhode Island School of Design graduating with bachelor degrees in both Architecture and Fine Arts. After RISD, he joined NADAAA (Office dA), an award-winning architecture and design practice under Nader Tehrani, working on projects ranging from furniture to urban developments. He then continued to the Harvard University Design School to obtain a Masters Degree in Architecture and Urban Design in the Department of Urban Planning and Design. After graduation, he worked as the Head of the Project Development and Design at Mabanee Real Estate Co. in Kuwait, directing the design and master planning of the largest commercial development in Kuwait with renowned architects OMA-Rem Koolhaas. In 2008, he left his position to create his own architecture practice, ESAS architects with his design partner Achille Rossini. With studios in Berlin and Kuwait, ESAS architects' projects span from the Middle East to South America, ranging from interiors and private homes to large scale developments and towers.

Hamad spent three years as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Almassaleh helping to restructure the publicly-traded real estate development company. He currently serves as a consulting advisor to the Minister of The Public Authority for Housing Welfare in Kuwait, advising on the strategy, design and planning of sustainable new cities. 

His experience in the worlds of architecture, interior design, and planning have led him to work on many projects from furniture, to architecture, to master planning and urbanism, as he believes that designers are problem solvers of many manners and scales. 

His latest endeavor, the Tantum Shelf, is a product of his new design firm, Hamad Sultan, and was conceived with the idea of bringing customizable design into everyday life.  Believing that design is so much more than creating objects, the Tantum Shelf strives to let people to compose their spaces and organize their things in their own way, making it universal and at the same time uniquely personal.

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Architecture

In 2008 Hamad Sultan founded ESAS architects with his partner Achille Rossini. With studios in Berlin and Kuwait, ESAS architects' projects span from the Middle East to South America, ranging from interiors and private homes to large scale developments and towers.

www.esasarchitects.com 

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Process

As the basis of his process, Hamad endeavors to create innovative solutions that produce enduring relevance through functional pragmatism and mutability. This applies to the design of a piece of furniture, a building, or an urban environment.