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Arch bookshelf

Arch is one of five new products designed by us for Fogia for the 2016 Stockholm Furniture Fair. When we got the brief we had an idea of making a bookshelf as important as any other furniture in the room.

  • Project facts
  • Client: Fogia
  • Location: Stockholm
  • Year: 2016
  • Photograph: Mathias Nero

A bookshelf is an extremely practical piece of furniture and it should therefore be threaten with some extra care design-vise. We started out with stripping it down to the essential parts, shelves and a bearing structure. With Fogias brand in mind we wanted to make an elegant bookshelf that not only displays the object in it beautifully but also let the room show the best of itself.

Arch´s significant arches are the key feature but are also what keeps the parts together. Using bent wood made it possible to keep the structure light and also a part of the architectural expression.

In the earlier stage of the project we sketched on a more traditional body and size but our minds were more drawn to the possibilities to rearrange and create different kinds of settings depending of the user needs. So by splitting it up in different volumes/parts and made them wall mounted it became more versatile.

We want this to be a bookshelf that you bring with you wherever you move, howsoever you live, thru your whole life.

Charlotte Ackemar — Product Designer