Kast Een Bookshelf
The Kast Een bookshelf is part of a range of sculptural bookcases designed by Hans de Pelsmacker in 2002. Its clever form functions as a pillar within a space where books become visible only if the user actually stands in between the bookcase and the wall.
Kast Een is composed of 1/16” thick sheet aluminum; the form’s perimeter walls are 1” thick. Kast’s rectilinear pillar form features 6 concealed shelves that will easily accommodate up to 30 standing ring binders. A concealed mounting bracket allows the cantilevered top to be screwed firmly to the wall. The pillar’s underside features discreet adjustable glides that can easily be leveled. The Kast Een bookshelf is available in a choice of two powder-coated finishes – pure orange and signal white. Other custom finish options are available.
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Hans de Pelsmacker
Born in Ghent, Belgium, Hans de Pelsmaker studied sculpture at the Hogeschool Saint Lucas in Ghent, where he is teaching now. Since 1997, Hans has been making functional sculptures, furniture, light objects, and architectural installations. In 2000, he established his first commercial cooperation with e15 and Target Lighting. Since 2001, he is the artistic director for Essential.
For e15, he designed the tablebench TAFEL and the storage units/shelves KAST EEN, KAST TWEE, and KAST DRIE.