Cellular Bookshelf


Inspired by plant cell organization and the arbitrary colors of science textbook diagrams, this bookshelf features built-in bookends and a unique curve for displaying objects. The bookshelf was made from the process of bent lamination, laminating plywood and maple veneer with a paint and Polywhey finish. Solid maple drawers and door. The bookshelf hangs on the wall using a French cleat system.

Sketch model of lamination curves and color

Sketch model of lamination curves and color


Process photos of original digital concept renderings, the two large molds used for making the laminated top and bottom curved pieces, and construction.