david dolcini's myria bookshelf for poroda plays with gravity and modularity david dolcini's myria bookshelf for poroda plays with gravity and modularity
sep 12, 2015

david dolcini's myria bookshelf for poroda plays with gravity and modularity

david dolcini’s ‘myria’ bookshelf plays with gravity and modularity
all images courtesy of david dolcini




david dolcini creates ‘myria’ and makes it part of the porada collection. it is a modular bookcase, a timeless product, essential, but designed to the last detail. although it is possible to compose it according to the space needs of each customer, every single module is capable of living as a single element, adjacent to a wall, thanks to a metal support. ‘myria’, when assembled with two or more modules, becomes a freestanding bookcase, that plays with space and depth, thanks to the verticality of its structure and the visual lightness of the shelves.

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frontal view of the bookcase



each self-contained unit (available in 40, 60 and 80 cm wide), is made up by a framework of solid walnut wood that rests in equilibrium on a single foot and adjustable shelves made of smoked glass. the details, such as adjustable feet, joints and shelf frames, are made of metal with polished bronze finishing.


‘my idea was to create a domestic architecture, light and elegant. I also wanted that this product, made with noble materials, possessed a touch of magic, equilibrium and dynamism … while I designed ‘myria’ I thought about how italo calvino described his invisible cities.’ david dolcini says. 

thanks to a wall bracket, specifically designed for the product, it’s possible to install also a single module of ‘myria’

it can become a diaphragm into bigger spaces

wall composition of 3 modules (60, 80, 40cm from left to right)

detail of the foot and the adjustable pin 

detail of a smoked glass shelf 

detail of the structure

perspective sketch of the composition

conceptual sketch of ‘myria’


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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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