Shelf X Bookcase
for B&B Italia
The Shelf X Bookcase, designed by Naoto Fukasawa for B&B Italia, is a unique storage solution with its solid geometric profile. Inspired by the minimalistic design of the Shelf bookcase, this version features the same thin and homogeneous Corian white acrylic surface. The Shelf X Bookcase stands out with its large storage capacity, making it suitable for office and living spaces.
With its clean lines and sleek aesthetic, the Shelf X Bookcase adds a touch of contemporary elegance to any environment. High-quality materials ensure durability and longevity, while the Corian white acrylic surface brings a sense of lightness to the overall design.
Whether used to showcase books, display decorative items, or organize office essentials, the Shelf X Bookcase makes a statement while maintaining a sense of simplicity.
Naoto Fukasawa’s design expertise is evident in the Shelf X Bookcase, as the piece combines functionality and aesthetics harmoniously. The result is a storage system that fulfills practical needs and adds a visually captivating element to the space it occupies.
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.