Design by Ron Arad.
Made in Italy by Kartell.
An artist's creativity combined with a great company's technology gives life to a bookcase design of daring industrial scale: Bookworm, the flexible bookshelf. A careful analysis of extrusion technology has allowed the creation of a curvy bookcase which assumes any desired shape, without compromising strength and functionality. Unlimited shapes can be formed, limited only by personal creativity.
Available in three different lengths, Bookworm is marked by a series of bookend supports. Bookworm combines flexibility and superior durability allowing for a load of around 20 lbs. for each support. It is advisable to wall-mount the shelf in a curved shape to keep the materials in tension and to increase resistance once loaded. Select Short (7 bookends), Medium (11 bookends) or Long (17 bookends).
Material(s): Batch-dyed fire-retardant PVC
- Short: 10 ft. 6" W X 7.9" D X 7.5" H
- Medium: 17 ft. 1" W X 7.9" D X 7.5" H
- Long: 26 ft. 11" W X 7.9" D X 7.5" H
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Bookworm is great
By: Sheila (Media, pa)
Expensive but nothing like it on the market. It does require putting a bunch of holes in the wall so beware of that. Nice addition to our family room.
Designer: Ron Arad
Combining playful forms and experiments with advanced technologies, Ron Arad has emerged as one of the most influential designers of our time. Born in Tel Aviv (Israel), he moved to London in 1973 to study architecture and made his name in the early 1980s as a self-taught designer-maker of sculptural furniture. He now works across both design and architecture.View other products by Ron Arad
Kartell's steadfast dedication to technical and aesthetic innovation has earned the Italian brand its global recognition as the pioneer of modern day plastics.
Founded in 1949, Kartell is an established leader in the fields of modern furniture, interior design, and lighting for over 60 years. From its choice of cutting edge technologies, to its use of innovative and certified thermoplastic materials, the brand has revolutionized the use of plastics in modern furnishings. Their bold and charismatic designs are 100% Italian made, multifunctional, cross-sectional, easy to use, and possess an undeniable visual appeal. Colors, transparency effects, and unique shapes all define a signature Kartell product. Employing some of the most recognizable modern furniture designers of our time, Kartell is able to harmoniously blend functionality, style, durability, and modern appeal.
Kartell has won an enviable string of prestigious international awards, including nine Compasso d'Oro prizes (the most recent awarded to the Mobil Chest of Drawers in 1995 and the Bubble Club Sofa in 2001). In 2000, the Guggenheim Museum dubbed the Kartell Museum the "best industrial museum".View other products from Kartell