I call this the cricket shelf because it kind of reminds me of a cricket. The lights on top look like the antenna and so forth. At any rate I was trying to create a shelving system that didn’t require any hardware or standards to support the shelves. The idea here is that friction alone will support the shelf and its contents.
The shelves are 12”x19 3/16”. Each of the curved pieces are exactly the same, I just use different portions of the arc in each area. This would help since you would only need to create one form for steaming and bending each piece. It also forces consistency in the over all look. There is also a gusset underneath each shelf for some additional support. If needed I could install a rubber gasket on the self where it makes contact with the post to increase the friction between each surface, thus increasing shelf support. The bottom shelf is the only one that will be permanently fixed to the post. There is a plate that both the post and shelf sit on and are fixed to. This should force them to act as a unit.
This shelf takes a fairly simple form but has the advantage flexibility. Using just the shelves any post or vertical support could be turned into a book case.