“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.
Like library stacks, the shelving is freestanding and porous, and doubles 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.
This piece will be exhibited at WantedDesign Manhattan, May 18-21, 2019.