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Shelf X Bookcase

c. 2006

by Naoto Fukasawa
for B&B Italia

Shelf X Bookcase

by Naoto Fukasawa
for  B&B Italia

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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.


Naoto Fukasawa


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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