The origin of the bookshelf Arteria’s development was a project about furniture’s dependency on architectural conditions, on walls in particular. Arteria needs a wall to hang on, but more significantly, a vertical wall in order to work at all. The shelf tests the limits
of reduction with its shape and materiality. Books have to balance on a six millimeter thick round steel bar, which describes a closed frame with its form. Since the books need a vertical piece of wall to not fall down, the bookshelf admits a much stronger necessity of the
wall than common bookshelves do. At the same time, new alternatives to the familiar archetype of the bookshelf are created by this unconventional form of storage.