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05. MATTHEW CONWAY

DESIGN BOOK BLOCK

Book Block© is a beautiful shelf for precious books and ornaments.

Inspired by the simple workings of a woodworking bench, the principle of the dog and clamping. Japanese joinery; simply and exquisitely expressed in timber.

In a world of stuff, book bench offers an island on which to display the special things. Book Block© is an island, a refuge from the clutter. Expressed simply and cleanly it does not add to the mayhem it adds to the beauty of the world. It is a work that speaks quietly and does not shout, it is restrained in its execution. An element of human interaction is in the work, the interaction of the dog (peg) that is a moveable bookend.

I've tried to really strip this product back. Back to the simplest expression of what it is, a beautiful holding place for precious things.

 

conway book block