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VARIANT SHELVES by Daan Roosegaarde

Posted By Adele Chong On October 21, 2006 @ 3:18 pm In Art,green furniture,Recycled Materials | 9 Comments

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We just can’t get enough of innovative Dutch design here at Inhabitat and here’s one more great furniture design to add to our catalog. Libraries all over The Netherlands [2] have suddenly found it essential to stock up on Daan Roosegaarde’s Variant shelves [3]. Deftly hand-constructed out of recycled cardboard, the curious constructions were initially conceived at AKI art academy in Enschede where Roosegaarde studied sculpture. The Rotterdam-based designer soon found himself starting up a production line overnight after library bigwigs got whiff of his class project.


Having also earned his stripes in architecture at the prestigious Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, Daan Roosegaarde [3]is immensely interested in integrating functional sculpture into banal, everyday environments. The Variant shelf, aptly named because each edition is uniquely designed and hand-assembled by Roosegaarde, features a cosy enclosure which allows readers to remain tucked away in their own private little universe while being cocooned by a tower of books. As a teenager, Roosegaarde worked and slept in a used bookstore. In a sense, the Variant shelf is his way of recreating the experience in which one finds solace in the intimate security of a few musky volumes.

+Variant Shelf [3]
+Studio Roosegarde [3]


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[2] The Netherlands: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Netherlands

[3] Variant shelves: http://www.studioroosegaarde.net/

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