Flexible Shelving

Edited by: Roberta De Monte @Roberta_DeMonte

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Design by: Natascha Harra-Frischkorn

Proofreading: Fanny De Monte

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A bookcase that opens up as the mind of the readers, a thin line that magically turns into a container: ‘Chuck’ is the new articulated and flexible shelving system conceived by the German designer Natascha Harra-Frischkorn.

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Consisting of two simple metal elements that support six 4-mm thick curved wood sheets, ‘Chuck’ is virtually invisible when it does not contain any book or object.

And that’s what makes it completely different from any other bookcase: it fulfils its function without burdening the surrounding space.

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Then, upon inserting a book or another object, we can create a brand new organic shape each time. Therefore, ‘Chuck’ does not have a fixed pre-established shape as it is actually determined by the books that we insert. It is not a simple open-close system, yet a model offering several possibilities and a unique versatility. Just remove or add a book to completely modify the look of your bookcase that will continue to change every time you modify or rearrange the objects contained in it.

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The final appearance can be created in two different ways: the first is random and the objects can be placed in a completely unpredictable way, allowing for the bookcase to take any shape, while the second one is the result of a long reflection to choose what books to put in and create a specific shape.

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