May 24, 2011

malagana: equilibrium bookcase

'Equilibrium' bookcase, designed by Alejandro Gomez stubbs of Malagana design.'Equilibrium' bookcase relies on stacked angled modules that not only create a playful aesthetic effect, but also integrate bookend functionality directly into the shelf design. The bookshelf's modules are connected with a steel joint designed to withstand the weight of the books.The cantilevered design forces the load of the weight towards the center, while the tilt of the compartments replaces bookends with the force of gravity, keeping books together. capable of being disassembled and fit into the two largest pieces, the set is easily assembled by hand from the five component modules,without the need for tools or additional hardware.