SCP showcases new designs for 2018 at maison & objet in paris, one of them the result of an invitation by the much loved british publishing house, penguin. asked to create a new home for books, an original design by jasper morrison offers a new way to store your much loved stories in form of ‘the penguin huddle’. the adjustable book clamp is morrison’s contribution to keeping these ‘aura-infused’ objects together in the home.


the penguin huddle features a laser-etched penguin logo on either end
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featuring a laser-etched penguin logo on either end, the penguin huddle – of course, inspired by the collective noun for a group of penguins – is made from two sections of folded aluminium joined together with a sliding mechanism. it can hold between 18 and 27 books and accommodates paperbacks of all sizes.

the penguin huddle jasper morrison mains & objet SCP
it is made from two sections of folded aluminium joined together

 

 

jasper morrison‘s design aims to explore how we experience books, connecting the way we read with the way we live. by expanding, the unit looks to accommodate a reader’s growing collection books, rather than a collection growing to suit the given space of a bookshelf itself.

the penguin huddle jasper morrison mains & objet SCP
the unit looks to accommodate a reader’s growing collection books

 

the penguin huddle jasper morrison mains & objet SCP
the new design aims to explore how we experience books, connecting the way we read with the way we live

 

the penguin huddle jasper morrison mains & objet SCP
the penguin huddle features an adjustable mechanism

 

the penguin huddle jasper morrison mains & objet SCP
jasper morrison

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