Design by Nendo, 2010.
Made in Italy by Kartell.
The Sundial Bookcase features a glossy white or black frame and four shelves with opaline dividers set at various angles that appear to be in constant motion, simulating the evolving shadows cast by a sundial.
Versatile and light, Sundial can be set against a wall or used as a room divider without overwhelming the space. The detail in the separators set at different angles arouses curiosity, perhaps as much as the shelves' contents.
Material(s): Veneered lacquered chipboard
Oki Sato, founder of Nendo, was born in Toronto, Canada in 1977. He received an M.A. in Architecture from Waseda University, Tokyo in 2002 and established the Nendo Tokyo office. In 2005, Sato established the Nendo Milan office. He was named one of "The 100 Most Respected Japanese" by Newsweek magazine and Nendo was named one of "The Top 100 Small Japanese Companies", also by Newsweek magazine.
Oki Sato has lectured at numerous institutions and he has served as a jury member of the iF award. Nendo's designs have been selected for numerous museum collections, including: Museum of Modern Art (New York), Musée Des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (New York), Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal), Design Museum Holon (Holon), Israel Museum (Jerusalem), High Museum of Art (Atlanta), Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and Centre Pompidou (Paris).View other products by Nendo
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