A unique bookshelf created by Domus Academy students for Fucina
Advanced Design & Processes workshop
The observation of behavior is the starting point of Viceversa. People who regularly read books want to keep the books they use actively in a more visible and easily reachable place. At the same time, they want to easily remember where they left off on last time’s reading. This book rack offers a variety of usages to readers to store, display and highlight the books/ magazines and at the same time interact with context reflecting the surrounding.
The line is studied not to interrupt space and create contrast between the heaviness of the material and the shape’s lightness. The idea is to create a narrative without introducing any decorative element. Each part of the object is essential for its use and purified from all excesses.
In Viceversa, half-circle and half square are displayed on a mirrored metal surface that perceives the figure as completed. The narrative of a square and circle interacting with each other and becoming each its opposite is open to the user’s interpretation.