nendo's sundial shelving for kartell features movable dividers
 
nendo's sundial shelving for kartell features movable dividers nendo's sundial shelving for kartell features movable dividers
jan 21, 2011

nendo's sundial shelving for kartell features movable dividers

nendo’s sundial shelving for kartell features movable dividersimage courtesy of kartell

 

 

 

japanese studio nendo has designed ‘sundial’ for kartell. on preview at imm cologne 2011, the versatile unit re-interprets the form and function of a traditional bookshelf. encased in a glossy white or black frame, the movable opaline dividers look as if they are in constant evolution. set at various distances, the tilting and rotating shelves mimic the shadows cast by a sundial. when books are inserted into the compartments, the aesthetic and motion of the shelf evolve even further.

white frame with clear dividers image courtesy of kartell

 

 

 

the dividers which segment four fixed horizontal shelves are available in clear, blue, green or brown and can be used in combination with either of the lacquered frames that measure 165 x 100 x 35cm.

black frame with clear dividersimage courtesy of kartell

 

multiple units are used together to create a much larger bookshelf image courtesy of nendo

  • Why no shots of books in the shelves so we can see ‘the aesthetic and motion of the shelves evolve even further”?

    D. Barber says:
  • I second D. Barber’s request! I was hoping to see the functionality of the piece as well. I love the aesthetics and can only imagine the beauty of it when naturally backlit! But would the same look transfer when used as a bookcase?

    A. Roman says:

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