PICTO | Double-sided bookcase
Open double-sided metal bookcase
PICTO - Hieroglyphics such as Chinese pictogram and Kanji characters represent relating ideas by using corresponding cores (or radicals) in a variety of words, for example "氵" (Sanzui) represents things related to water. In this furniture collection the idea was used to create unity between the different objects. A triangle shaped base serves as the core, while for each piece additional shapes were added according to its function. Similar to a Kanji, where one word is a combination of multiple meanings, by arranging three-dimensional shapes in different ways, we can form a variety of furniture pieces. Also by maintaining a simple silouhette and giving it depth only by extruding it, the objects project a strong graphic expression similar to the essence of Chinese characters.
Iron plates are formed into circular shelves through an iterative process and sit on top of the triangle base. In a living area or ofﬁce, this shelf stands out with an unexpected shape and functional use. Silicone feet on bottom protects floors.