The inspiration of the bookcase is the shape of a simple rectangular frame.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The grid is made up of 10 metal frames that can serve as a free standing bookcase or as a room divider. The "boards" have different widths and are open in the middle, allowing them to be suitable for flat objects as well as hangable items. A metal container (accessory), can serve as a planter. If desired, a glass or wooden shelf can be placed on the widest open frames.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
A minimal approach to your household shelf where all the components fit into a single rectangular plank structure. When de frames are assembled the shelf has an inconsistent composition creating an interesting play of graphical lines.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The concept of this bookcase started in 2014. The first prototype was made in 2015
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The metal frames are welded and powder coated. The frames are assembled with small black bolts. A invisible metal part is used for stability.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions bookcase: h 193,5 x w 190 x d 39 cm
Dimensions flatpack: h 193,5 x w 39 x d 3 cm
bookcase, room divider, metal, steel, frames, furniture, flatpack, shelves, graphic, minimal,
Before Frames 2.5 there was Frames 2.0, Frames wall and Frames 1.0. All of them are open structured bookshelfs. However, Frames 2.5 and 2.0 are the only flat-packs. Frames 2.0 is a wooden pre version that has a grid of 12 frames that fits in two rectangles. I tried to make an even more minmal and thinner version. The metal version Frames 2.5 has a grid of 10 frames that now fits in to one rectangle.
The challenge was to make a functional, exciting and subtle piece furniture out of one rectangular shape.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Gerard de Hoop, 2015