Imm Cologne 2013: Lema presents the Booken of Raw Edges library
It will be held from the 14th to the 20th of January 2013, one of the most important events of the next year for the world of interior design in Imm Cologne. During the event, Lema will be presenting a new collaboration with Raw Edges. Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay founded their studio in 2007 with the aim of creating objects from the playful soul, but at the same time they were also functional.
The Raw Edges Library Item worked and were able to interpret it so unique, Yael and Shay parties are in fact right from the concept of the book as an object that transforms and reinvents itself, here comes Booken that is a table, shelf and library . The peculiarity lies all in two parallel tracks, which are supported by legs, geometrical upon which several sticks of wood furniture that reflect the classic form of the bookmark, books, words can be put up and the library changes from vertical to horizontal.
“We were inspired by the fact that people do not re-read the novels that have so often on the shelves,” say the Raw Edges. “The novels are not so popular books since they are usually read once,and then we thought: “ why not use the volumes as if they had a plan? “Of course, you can always take it and have a look, but at the same time you can take on a new function “.
For us it was definitely a challenge from the conceptual point of view, “said Angelo Meroni, chairman of the Lema.” But at the same time a fun and cool project that brings us closer to a different audience given to us, after collaborating with young designers like Nendo and Giopato & Coombes. It is a way to look at the future of design and creativity in the field of furniture.