REK Bookcase Junior
by Reinier de Jong

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REK Bookcase Junior by Reinier de Jong

Product news: Dutch designer Reinier de Jong has scaled down his extendable REK Bookcase so it can be used by children to store books and toys.

REK Bookcase Junior by Reinier de Jong

Reinier de Jong released two smaller versions of the bookcase, first designed for his son as miniature copies of the 2008 model. "Despite the iPad and its countless toddler apps, my two-year-old son is very fond of his little books," he said. "So I decided it was time for his own shelves."

REK Bookcase Junior by Reinier de Jong

Each unit is made from five lightweight, poplar wood sections that slot exactly into each other.

REK Bookcase Junior by Reinier de Jong

When pulled apart, compartments are created between the horizontal elements for storing small items. The sections can be pushed back together again to save space.

REK Bookcase Junior by Reinier de Jong
Scale elevations - click for larger image and dimensions

The original REK Bookcase was one of our most popular stories when we first featured it in 2008 and it's included in our Dezeen Book of Ideas. The design went into production earlier this year.