Furniture, 2018 | Scratch Studio
“This will kill that. The book will kill the edifice.”
Victor Hugo, Notre-Dame de Paris
Typical shelving is generic and one-size-fits-all. Edifice Shelving is tailored and specific. Its angled, saw-tooth shelves accommodate books of varying width, and its graduated vertical spacing books of varying height. Fully packed, a double-sided 3’x6’ unit holds up to 500 books.
Like library stacks, the shelving is freestanding and porous, and acts as a room-divider. The design is modular. Multiple units tile together into larger assemblies. The prototype shown here is fabricated from ½” Ultralight MDF, CNC-milled with mortise and tenon joints and finished with satin lacquer in an off-white similar to book paper.
Featured in the 2019 LaunchPad at WantedDesign Manhattan during NYCxDesign, New York’s celebration of global design, presented with Design Milk.