Published on : Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Bookchair, created by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, slots in and out of its surrounding shelving to double as both storage and seating. Designed for Italian brand Alias, it is a bookcase for the home characterised by a fresh, innovative approach.
Drawing his inspiration from the relationship between architectural space and the human body, Fujimoto styled a compact, essential bookcase from which one can extract a chair. A veritable object within the object, which underscores the relationship between men and books: after choosing a book, the reader can take the chair and sit down to read it.
The simple and extremely clean configuration of the bookcase is enriched by the soft, sinuous lines of the chair which, according to the use, may be kept in a space inside the bookcase or, when in use, may stand free in the space of the home. Thus, the bookcase becomes an element of the environment where it is installed, playing an active, continually changing role.
Bookchair is available in one colour only – white – in order to underline the abstractness of the product and the strong ties between the content and the container, between the container and the user. Proposed in one size, the bookchair is produced in wooden fibre panels.