Bookcases are generally one-size-fits-all affairs in theory, but in practice the space between each shelf is either too much or too little. This flexible bent wood design adapts dynamically with each volume added or subtracted.
Dubbed “Chuck” by German designer Natascha Harra-Frischkorn, the constituent bent wood shelves are only a few millimeters thick, and each layer flexes to accommodate the volumes between the sheets. That makes the design ultra-customizable, whatever your personal book collection might look like.
Minimalist metal end caps hold the ultra-slim bent wood planks in place but allow them to shift as needed in the space between. The result is sculptural, interactive and functional at the same time.
“At first glance a simple wooden wall shelf, at closer inspection a shelving system made up of flexible wooden planks that is adapting to the objects it preserves and displays. Chuck consists of six wooden planks with two stainless steel locking collars placed at the ends. Chuck allows to experience intermediate room, to exploit the possibilities of the elements and to design individual room. The planks of wood can be lifted separately in order to display your favorite items. Depending on the quantity when filled, the planks stretch out and the wall shelf takes on a different shape.”
“The storage element with the name ‘Chuck’ is a flexible wall shelf made of 6 wooden planks and two stainless steel collars. It is a combination of flexibility, stability and gravity. The result is an individual, convertible clearance for the small but important things in life. Since I got such an amazing feedback for Chuck from all over the world, I worked very hard over the last month. I found some great german local manufacturers, did plenty of excessive testing with new materials and such. I am proud to announce that Chuck is in production now and it can be ordered over my webshop. Thanks for all your support! More details can be found on my website.”