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Cheft interlocking wooden bookcase by Studio Pousti in a living space with a matching table

Cheft bookshelf by Maryam Pousti for Studio Pousti

Dezeen Showroom: Maryam Pousti, founder of architecture and design practice Studio Pousti, has designed a geometric bookshelf made from interlocking sheets of wood.

The Cheft bookshelf is assembled without the need for nails, screws or glue, and can be used as shelving or as a room divider.

Cheft bookshelf by Studio Pousti in black
The bookshelf is made up of 12 interlocking sheets of wood

"Two sets of six panels intersect through angle-specific grooves which are cut using a four-axis CNC machine," said designer Maryam Pousti.

"The name Cheft, meaning 'to fasten', derives from the way the panels slide into each other and lock in place to form a freestanding object."

Black Cheft bookcase next to a fireplace in a white living room
Cheft is freestanding and assembled without nails, screws or glue

The bookshelf forms part of the brand's Cheft collection of furniture, which also includes a table and bar stool informed by the geometrical patterns of traditional Persian architecture.

The Cheft bookshelf is available in coloured MDF and in a selection of solid wood options, including walnut and cherry.

The design has won the Prize Design for Modern Furniture and Lighting 2022 award, has been showcased at Design Week in Milan, Paris and New York, and is exhibited at the European Centre Athens as part of its permanent collection.

Product: Cheft bookshelf
Designer: Maryam Pousti
Brand: Studio Pousti
Contact: [email protected]

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