KÖLLEN: THE INTERACTIVE BOOKSHELF COLLECTION
The interactive bookshelf collection is a project that emerges from the idea of Köllen Bookshelf, an innovative piece of furniture that can be modified to the user’s will. Köllen Collection offers a set of decorative products inspired in the nordic style and in the same vein as the bookshelf itself.
Köllen Bookshelf is a modular and interactive bookshelf which structure can be adapted to the user’s need. Its structure is created from a modular sistem formed by the repetition of adaptable pieces which have an independent working in matter of position, thus offering a multifunctional and decorative bookshelf which form changes depending on the objects placed.
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The piece features the typical traits of the Nordic style, either in matter of material or the shapes used. The former is essentially natural and uses light tones with shades of white. Concerning the shapes, the order dominates with the regularity of strips, partly broken by the sinuous border. This latter shape represents the mountains, in a nod to the piece's originary region, which is repeated in its very name, Köllen, which is Swede for Alps.
The two possible positioning of the strips give the bookshelf a sensation of dynamism. First of all, the vertical positioning allows for the rest of relatively high objects, for the space occupied by the strips is drastically reduced. Furthermore, the strips can be used as hangers while in this positioning. On the other hand, the horizontal disposition is meant for the traditional usage of a bookshelf. The independent working of the strips makes any combination of positioning possible at any moment.
The main material of the bookshelf structure is natural birch plywood originating from Finland of 20 mm in thickness, lacquer in white and with a finishing touch of matt varnish paint. The subjection of the various elements between them is accomplished by using ironwork of stainless steel.
Köllen Collection is a parallel collection for Köllen made up of six complementary products that present the trading mark animals already used by the project: the deer, the goat and the bear. Moreover, this accessories are mainly wooden-made and include repetition of geometric figures in a nod to the principal product.
T-SHIRT (Choose one of the three printings. 85% cotton and 15% viscose, silk-screen printed).
BAG (Choose one of the three printings. 100% cotton, silk-screen printed).
NOTEBOOK (Choose one of the three printings. B5, silk-screen printed).
KÖLLEN 2D ANIMAL (Choose one of the three 2D wood animals. Medium Density Fibreboard, 0'5mm).
KÖLLEN COASTERS (Pack of four Köllen coasters. Transparent methacrylate, 0'5mm).
KÖLLEN 3D ANIMAL (Choose one of the three 3D wood animals. Medium Density Fibreboard, 0'5mm).
We are a group of four design students in third year of the degree in Industrial Product and Graphic Design in EINA, Universitary Centre of Art and Design of Barcelona: Adrian Soldado Cid, Paula Terra Bosch, Oriol Campillo Mestres and Núria Jané Ballarín.
Our way of design is based on simplicity and functionality, along with dynamism and care on the finishing touches Thus, a hybrid between the pragmatism of the industrial product and the aesthetics of the sculpture is reached. In addition, it also turns to the warmth of the materials and the combination between organic forms and order and regularity.
WHICH IS THE DESTINATION OF THE PLEDGES?
Having completed a first crowdfunding campaign for our Köllen Bookshelf in Verkami, we have created a collection of new products related to the bookshelf. After our success in Verkami, we are using crowdfunding again because it is a widely used method to fund newly created companies like ours as it allows them to establish an economic threshold that would make their project come true. We have chosen Kickstarter because it widens our potential market to most of central and northern Europe and the USA. Thus, and thanks to Kickstarter’s international recognition, we will be able to rech our customers more effectively, regardless of them being individuals or distributing companies.
Furthermore, the first backers to take part in our campaign will receive exclusive rewards, such as cheaper units of the bookshelf. Prefundia will aid us in recahing our planned target and will give those who provide their e-mails the oppurtinity to get one of these rewards.
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