Alfredo Häberli for Quodes

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ALfredo Häberli for Quodes

Live from Milan: here are two shelving units designed by Alfredo Häberli for new brand Quodes (see previous post).

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The designs are called Pattern (top images) and Empire (above).

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“I love books very much, the weight, the smell, the haptic," says Häberli. "It is a source of inspiration and relaxation, I love to be surrounded by. I could say I am a book maniac."

"The idea of Pattern is to create a non-horizontal shelf. One which help the thin books or magazines to stay in an upright position. By searching a geometrical figure to repeat, I found an irregular pentagon which adding it to each other, creates a Pattern and gives the opportunity of using it for several sizes.

"Meanwhile there is a horizontal surface which allows arranging objects on it. Not having a real back, it can be used as a room divider."

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"With Empire I wanted to create a very small bookshelf (or for other things), one that you have in a corridor, behind your bed, in a corner, placed just inconspicuous in a space. In the meantime is Empire a vertical sculpture full of books."

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