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Shelf Book­case

c. 2006

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia

Shelf Book­case

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia

or Call to Order

The pres­ence of Shelf book­case by Naoto Fuka­sawa is almost imma­te­r­ial. The thin, homo­ge­neous Corian white acrylic surface and strong geomet­ri­cal profile gives the storage unit a unique lightness. 

Avail­able in four sizes, of which one is designed for wall mount­ing. The other three can be placed against the wall, or even in the center of the room as parti­tion or screen.

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Naoto Fukasawa

Japan (1956)

Japanese industrial design icon Naoto Fukasawa is known for work that is simultaneously sculptural and functional. From CD players, cell phones, and electrical appliances, to furniture for sitting, sleeping and eating, Fukasawa’s work is always museum-quality. In fact, a wall-mounted CD player he designed for Muji is part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Inspired by the outline and the shape of a volume or item, he looks for inspiration in the subconscious thoughts that humans have about objects.

Fukasawa has immersed himself in the electronics world since the beginning of his career, at Seiko Epson in Japan, where he designed products such as wrist TVs and mini printers. He also spent time in the U.S. working with companies in Silicon Valley, and was involved in the development of a design concept for Apple. He continued to dream up technological products when he returned to Japan, while at the same time taking on impressive furniture collaborations that quickly made him a household name in the industry. As a furniture designer, he has collaborated on award-winning pieces for B&B Italia, Driade, Magis, Artemide, Danese, Boffi, and more. Works like the Piccola Papilio lounge for B&B Italia reveal Fukasawa’s energetic approach to minimalism. The chair’s enveloping form is utterly simplistic and captivatingly artful at the same time.

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