The Fold Bookcase's Cubbies Face Two Directions Simultaneously

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Apr 5, 2013 • References: & leibal
It looks as though a purist and a cubist designer worked together on the Fold Bookcase. This enchanting piece of furniture maintains a lovely uniformity and repetition among its rational and rectilinear forms; however, it embodies a complexity with its bidirectional composition.

Japanese firm Nendo came up with the clever design, handing it over to Conde House to manufacture it in a lovely pale wood. The bookshelf comprises several boxes that are stacked and alternatingly formed by double-length panels. The result of the overlapping assembly of the Fold Bookcase is a unit of many cubbies that face one of two directions, in a back-and-forth configuration. The compartments are actually backless too, and offer an especially fitting storage solution for a dual-purpose space. Stats for Cubist Storage Systems Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 64,544 clicks in 164 w
Interest: 3.8 minutes
Concept: Fold Bookcase
Related: 68 examples / 52 photos
Segment: Neutral, 4-55+
Comparison Set: 25 similar articles, including: suspended box storage systems, side-stacked storage systems, and staggered ledge storage.