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bookworm bookshelf short

by Ron Arad, from Kartell

bookworm bookshelf short

Design Ron Arad, 1994
Batch-dyed pvc
Made in Italy by Kartell

The creativity of an artist, combined with the technology of a great company, gives life to a project for a bookcase made on an industrial scale that can rightfully be considered the most daring and revolutionary in the world: Bookworm, the flexible bookcase. A careful analysis of extrusion technology has enabled a sinuous bookcase to be created, taking on the desired form, without this jeopardising its toughness and functionality. Available in three different lengths, Bookworm combines flexibility and high resistance, allowing a load of around 20lbs. for each support.

short: 7 bookends: 126" w | 7.5" h | 7.8" d
medium: 11 bookends: 204" w | 7.5" h | 7.8" d
long: 17 bookends: 322" w | 7.5" h | 7.8" d

$620.00 + free shipping
(Please allow 8-12 weeks for this product to ship)
average rating: 5

Ron Arad

Hailed as one of the foremost designers of the 20th Century, Tel Aviv native Ron Arad attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem from 1971-73 before moving to London to study under Peter Cook, founder of Archigram, at the Architectural Association. In 1981, he scoured a scrapyard and combined a car seat with a structural tubing frame to create the postmodern Rover Chair, whose popularity significantly launched his career. Ron Arad’s unique design style would continue to use unorthodox combinations of materials and concepts. In 1994, he created the Bookworm bookshelf, a sturdy but flexible shelf that can coil or take on limitless shape. Employing bimorphic shapes from steel remained a trademark of Arad’s works.
The Kartell image and history are best described through the company's products. The development, corporate strategies, attention paid to technology and design can be appreciated by observing the products Kartell has produced. Kartell products express the language and the atmosphere of the period in which they were created and at the same time they are "contemporary articles". They incorporate many values and messages and this is why they have become an integral part of our design world.

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