Reminiscent of an oversized puzzle, this simple wooden bookshelf has been recently realised by the young Portuguese designer Gonçalo Campos. Featuring a number of discreetly-carved assembly directions, the ‘XI’ bookshelf can be easily put together without the need of screws, glue or any additional parts or joints. Instead, the parts of the design lock together thanks to the very carefully placed fittings.
More about the bookshelf:
‘The carving of the assembly instructions directly on the boards is what makes this construction so simple. It shows the most technical part of the object, and is present throughout the shelf’s use, reminding you of that one event. It also allows for taking apart and rebuilding it anytime, since the instructions wont get lost. Despite it’s dynamic look, this shelf is very sturdy, because of it’s X structure and the suspended vertical support, that holds the loose ends of the horizontal parts. This shelf was designed to be produced by CNC milling. This makes it very simple and fast to produce.’