Symmetry, repetition, rhythm, balance, and proportion. Based on these elements, the Vertical layer cabinet is carefully constructed by combining vertical and horizontal panels. Time & Style determined the shelf dimensions using shakkan-ho, an ancient Japanese measuring system based on body measurement. In Japan, the shakkan-ho system is still widely used for units related to architecture and a few other aspects of daily life, including the ‘sun’ and ‘shaku’ units for length, and the ‘tsubo’ and ‘chou’ units for area. Inspired by a graceful high-rise building, Vertical layer quite literally emphasizes its vertical panels by setting back the horizontal shelf boards.