Designer Jordi Lopez from Aguilo Kutarq studio shared the Gradient Bookshelf with us, an original shelving unit fit for minimalist contemporary spaces with a bohemian twist. It is interesting how this simple furniture piece communicates with its environment, adding an intriguing ethereal feel. The displayed ombre effects reminds us a bit of a project we featured on Freshome a while back, entitled Plissee Sideboard and envisioned by Anne Boenisch.
The bookcase is the result of combining an innovative structure with common materials and a very straightforward assembly system. Natural plywood and steel frames work great together and are linked by hidden screws, giving this aspect of lightness; the frames look like they are floating. The product comes flat packed and can be assembled in a few minutes. Its shelves are made from steel frames and poplar plywood boards. Each leg is a flat piece of phenolic plywood that is bent during the assembly of the components. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Kutarq studio]