Designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have added a new bookcase to their popular Officina collection for Magis, which was initially introduced in 2014 as a series of tables built on a system of striking geometric legs made from hammered wrought iron that supports tabletops in different sizes and materials (steel, wood and glass).
With the bookcase, the common thread – or fil rouge – remains the rough industrial material used in an artisanal way. Forming the uprights and vertical structure of the wall-mounted Officina bookcase, the wrought iron has an understated elegance and subtly organic character.
Powder-coated a handsome grey anthracite, the metal presents a “modern interpretation to an ancient craft” – a craft that the Bouroullecs have been experimenting with through every addition to the Officina collection, which also includes a range of chairs, sofas and benches and an ottoman.
The shelves (which are made from MDF and offered in walnut veneer or painted black) are available in two widths – 100 and 200 centimetres – with the option for a small writing desk top to be installed as the bottom surface with a narrower shelf above.