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Ode -. Book cabinet

Lindgren, Hanna (2017) In Diploma work IDEL01 20171
Industrial Design
Abstract
Today, it seems as if every second designed object is referred to as timeless design. We use the word timeless as a selling word without really thinking about what it means. Through investigating the concept of timeless design, I found the physical paper book being probably one of our most timeless objects.

There are tons of book storing furnitures on the market of which the majority consists of shelves in the same dimensions, suiting every book size but making the display of them somewhat flat. Through analysing book consumption, what function different books have and how we communicate through the books in our homes, my intention with this project has been to make a pure celebration of the physical book. An ode.

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Today, it seems as if every second designed object is referred to as timeless design. We use the word timeless as a selling word without really thinking about what it means. Through investigating the concept of timeless design, I found the physical paper book being probably one of our most timeless objects.

There are tons of book storing furnitures on the market of which the majority consists of shelves in the same dimensions, suiting every book size but making the display of them somewhat flat. Through analysing book consumption, what function different books have and how we communicate through the books in our homes, my intention with this project has been to make a pure celebration of the physical book. An ode.

The project resulted in a small book cabinet for a selected part of the user’s book collection. Having six compartments, all for different purposes, it helps the user to sort and display the books. With one compartment being hidden by a simple sliding hatch, the user can easily hide away those titles that has less status than other books, what I like to call the guilty pleasures. Standing on the floor, the cabinet can be placed wherever desired in the home, not being dependent on the walls.

Hopefully, Ode will make people reflect upon the authenticity of books and on their incredibly universal usage. (Less)
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author
Lindgren, Hanna
supervisor
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course
IDEL01 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
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Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--17/50365-SE
language
English
id
8923361
date added to LUP
2017-08-21 17:08:42
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2017-08-21 17:08:42
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  abstract     = {Today, it seems as if every second designed object is referred to as timeless design. We use the word timeless as a selling word without really thinking about what it means. Through investigating the concept of timeless design, I found the physical paper book being probably one of our most timeless objects.

There are tons of book storing furnitures on the market of which the majority consists of shelves in the same dimensions, suiting every book size but making the display of them somewhat flat. Through analysing book consumption, what function different books have and how we communicate through the books in our homes, my intention with this project has been to make a pure celebration of the physical book. An ode.

The project resulted in a small book cabinet for a selected part of the user’s book collection. Having six compartments, all for different purposes, it helps the user to sort and display the books. With one compartment being hidden by a simple sliding hatch, the user can easily hide away those titles that has less status than other books, what I like to call the guilty pleasures. Standing on the floor, the cabinet can be placed wherever desired in the home, not being dependent on the walls.

Hopefully, Ode will make people reflect upon the authenticity of books and on their incredibly universal usage.},
  author       = {Lindgren, Hanna},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Ode -. Book cabinet},
  year         = {2017},
}