Chuck by Natascha Harra-Frischkorn

View all 6 Photos

Shelving breaks its orthogonal boundaries with Chuck, a flexible shelving system conceived by German designer Natascha Harra-Frischkorn. Instead of parallel racks to hold the texts, Chuck is composed of six 4-mm bands of wood clamped at two fixed ends. The construction, though conceptual simple, yields a beautiful result and models the organic form of a NURBS curve, with a tangible manifestation of control points as the books placed in the shelf. Chuck – a flexible system by both physical and descriptive means – allows books to be placed not just vertically but also wedge in between the strips at various angles, such that grabbing a book from the shelf is like picking a fruit from the tree of knowledge.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Take me there

  • Naked Stables Resort

    A two hour trip away from China’s largest city, Shanghai, Moganshan stuns with its magical…

  • Sublime Comporta

    Surrounded by rice fields, umbrella pines, vineyards, and miles of pristine white beaches, Sublime Comporta…

  • San Cristobal Hotel In Mexico

    A dream getaway for those who love peace, quiet and seeing breathtaking views every day,…

More for you

  • Magma Collection By Ferréol Babin

    French designer Ferréol Babin studied space design and architecture before realizing that he loved designing…

  • BeoLab 50 Speaker By Bang & Olufsen

    Blending innovative design and state-of-the-art technology, the latest product from Bang & Olufsen continues the…

  • Yemenite Totem

    Taking inspiration from the Jewish Yemenite culture, this distinctive design brings together tradition and modern…

  • The AnZa Concrete Coffee Machine

    Over the years, home coffee machines have evolved into increasingly more sophisticated systems. In terms…

  • HO Cube, Home Office Desk

    In recent years, more and more people have started working from home, whether full time…

Close Cart

Simple Share Buttons