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Adam Wood Bookshelf - Kartell

Color: Ash Black / Black
Size: Small

Designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell, the Adam Wood Shelving system forms part of a collection of furniture produced using 'Smart Wood'. The Adam Wood bookshelf/shelving system uses an intelligent combination of steel struts onto which 'smart wood' shelves are mounted and can be positioned to a desired height. 

Each shelf is created with a mould which has been designed to provide curvature to the edge of the shelf. In this way the beauty of the wood is enhanced - bent horizontally and vertically in three dimensions to create distinct welcoming curves, which become the striking feature of this piece of furniture. This practice is part of the 'Kartell Loves The Planet' philosophy - aimed at enhancing good practices for sustainability throughout the production process in the use of raw materials, coupled with low environmental impact.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Material: Curved Wood (Shelves), Mass-dyed thermoplastic (Supports), Painted Steel (Struts)
SMALL
Dimensions: 99cm x 215cm x 32cm (Width x Height x Depth)
Weight: 20kg
MEDIUM
Dimensions: 193cm x 215cm x 32cm (Width x Height x Depth)
Weight: 36.5kg
LARGE
Dimensions: 99cm x 215cm x 32cm (Width x Height x Depth)
Weight: 50.6kg

*Clean with a soft dry cloth only. Do not use polishing agents, water or abrasive materials when cleaning

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

A true one-off, Philippe Starck is one of most influential designers of modern times. From transparent furniture to sculptural lemon squeezers, his designs have changed the way we live with their stylised, organic look often constructed using unusual and innovative combinations of materials.

Eugeni Quitllet is a Catalan designer. Born the 17th April 1972. He uses industrial design and creativity to shape new realities and an optimistic idea of Future. He synthetize form and function with an explosive elegance and sinuosity, to create best sellers.



ABOUT KARTELL

Founded by Giulio Castelli in 1949, in the early years Kartell took its first steps to produce the distinctive design that would come to epitomise the 'Made in Italy’ label. In 1988 the company was acquired by Claudio Luti, the son-in-law of Giulio and Anna Castelli who had a background in fashion. With a love for perfection and tasteful design, this heralded a new start for the brand. Luti sought collaborations with designers and architects like Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Mario Bellini, Alberto Meda and Vico Magistretti, who were responsible for those products that soon came to symbolise the brand. The fresh approach to materials dictated the new direction and brought real turning points for Kartell.

In 1999 Kartell became the first company in the world to use polycarbonate to produce furnishing items. The result was La Marie, a completely transparent chair with modern, minimalist design which paved the way for Louis Ghost, still one of Kartell’s best sellers today. From this moment on, the company developed and explored the theme of transparency that has made it unique and original, continuing its research into the study of surfaces and shapes, that have made it possible to create products like nothing ever created before.

Today, Kartell is the perfect synthesis of its past and its ongoing projection into the future, combining the great heritage of corporate culture with the desire to explore new paths and engage in new experiences dominated by an intense passion for creation.

Kartell is known for its industrial production of the finest quality design objects, with remarkable technological content, Made in Italy. From the choice of innovative and certified materials, to the use of advanced technologies, Kartell is able to guarantee users of its products a collection in which technology, quality, resistance and durability are part of its DNA.

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