Totem Shelf BIG-BJARKE INGELS GROUP

Breaking the scenes as an icon, it expresses a multi-functionality that is both irreverent and tangible. Totem Shelf is a freestanding bookcase consisting of a series of stacked volumes. Each volume is split diagonally into quarters, creating small frames or dioramas for personal belongings. A magical and open place to collect your daily habits and daily passions. The shelves come in wood, aluminum, chromatized, blackened, galvanized and stainless-steel variations.

characteristics

Vertical containment element made of solid oak slats glued together. The Totem consists of eight horizontal shelves with rounded edges of various sizes superimposed on each other and supported by “X” spacers that create the overall structure. The horizontal shelves are made with slats worked at an angle of 45 degrees. Both the “X” elements and the horizontal shelves are 10 mm thick and have rounded edges. The wood finish is lightly brushed to highlight the solid oak structure and protected with matt transparent water-based varnish.

Vertical containment element made of “non-pickled” rough metal panelling with a thickness of 3 mm with final protective waxing done by hand. The Totem consists of two separate structures to facilitate movement, which overlay and lock into each other. Each structure consists of 4 horizontal shelves with rounded edges of various sizes superimposed on each other by “X” spacers welded to the horizontal elements.

dimensions

W. 99 D. 99 H. 239 - W. 99 D. 99 H. 233

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W. 99 D. 99 H. 239 - W. 99 D. 99 H. 233

Vertical containment element made of solid oak slats glued together. The Totem consists of eight horizontal shelves with rounded edges of various sizes superimposed on each other and supported by “X” spacers that create the overall structure. The horizontal shelves are made with slats worked at an angle of 45 degrees. Both the “X” elements and the horizontal shelves are 10 mm thick and have rounded edges. The wood finish is lightly brushed to highlight the solid oak structure and protected with matt transparent water-based varnish.

Vertical containment element made of “non-pickled” rough metal panelling with a thickness of 3 mm with final protective waxing done by hand. The Totem consists of two separate structures to facilitate movement, which overlay and lock into each other. Each structure consists of 4 horizontal shelves with rounded edges of various sizes superimposed on each other by “X” spacers welded to the horizontal elements.

BIG-BJARKE INGELS GROUP
BIG-BJARKE INGELS GROUP

BIG is a Copenhagen, New York and London based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economical flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization. “We believe that in order to deal with today’s challenges, architecture can profitably move into a field that has been largely unexplored. A pragmatic utopian architecture that steers clear of the petrifying pragmatism of boring boxes and the naïve utopian ideas of digital formalism. Like a form of programmatic alchemy, we create architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping. By hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatic and utopia, we architects once again find the freedom to change the surface of our planet, to better fit contemporary life forms.”