The ‘ONDA’ Bookcase – Contemporary Modular Shelving Units



by Angelo Tomaiuolo for Tonin CASA”

The ‘ONDA’ Bookcase – Contemporary Modular Shelving Units

This contemporary modular shelving is both practical and beautiful.  Designed by Angelo Tomaiuolo the concept of a basic bookcase has been transformed into a sculptural artistic statement, perfect for the modern interior.

  The introduction of surprising sinuous details is subtle yet super dramatic. Each module is self supporting but can be used in combination to create a massive floor to ceiling wall of shelves if desired.

Immensely versatile the ‘Onda’ bookcase may be arranged horizontally or vertically for an unlimited wave effect.  Although this lovely furniture is described as a bookcase it also makes a superb display unit.  Glass shelving may be used to introduce a stunning optical effect in which your favorite ‘Objets d’Art’ appear to be suspended in thin air.

The ‘ONDA’ Bookcase – Contemporary Modular Shelving Units

It would also seem feasible that a wall of this sculptural contemporary modular shelving could be used as an exciting screen or room divider.  The images shown here demonstrate some of the alternative configurations of the bookcases.  Introduced as a contrasting curvilinear element these would enliven the appearance of a predominantly angular interior design scheme.  The clean white finish of these units enhances their sculptural appeal and is made more dynamic through interaction with shifting light and shadow.  Even without books or display objects this contemporary modular shelving looks stunning.

Of course everyone will have a different idea on how to use these shelves, and in this way they become personal and unique to every home environment.  For a minimalist appeal perhaps restrict display to a few selected objects.  For the book lover this contemporary modular shelving may become a complete home library, even used in a child’s room, this is a great solution to keep the jumble of toys and games of the floor.

There really is no end to the way this super furniture design may be employed to enhance the modern interior design scheme. So, maybe its time to have fun with shelving.

by Jaz

The ‘ONDA’ Bookcase – Contemporary Modular Shelving Units

The ‘ONDA’ Bookcase – Contemporary Modular Shelving Units


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