In continuous pursuit of formal and material purity, Milan-based architect Victor Vasilev approaches each project with a sensitivity to reduction and simplification. With the Bukva Bookcase, his search has yielded a strikingly graphic result. The highly sculptural bookcase upends the archetypal and instead appears as a work of art hanging on the wall. With a rhythmic appearance of five rectilinear panels of different dimensions, the surface of Bukva creates a dynamic series of planes that break up the fixed images of the wall. Avant-garde yet decidedly functional, the vertically organized bookcase houses its volumes behind the front panels which are accessible from the sides. This placement allows for a serene appearance devoid of clutter while also creating a compelling conversation piece. Born in Bulgaria, Vasilev moved to Israel at age 15 before moving to Milan to study architecture at the prestigious Milan Politecnico. While there, he studied abroad in Copenhagen and gained an appreciation for Danish design which still influences his work. Building upon these varied experiences, the young designer’s body of work is uniquely expressive and sculptural. The Bukva Bookcase harmonizes Vasilev’s distinct design sensibility with a clear function for a visually arresting design for the wall.
- Sculptural bookcase composed by a series of squared, detached and tangent elements
- Bookcase made of vertical modules composed by 5 panels of different sizes and depth with supporting frame in square section tubular steel
- Vertical and horizontal covers in aluminum plate
- Epoxy powder coating in white or black
- Modules to be fixed directly on the wall using the supplied plate