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by Ron Arad, 1994 — from 434,00 €
Kartell Bookworm

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The Kartell Bookworm by Ron Arad is not only a flexible and resilient work of contemporary design, but due to the unconventional helical forms it can achieve it is also an eye-catcher in every room.


Product type Bookshelf
Dimensions Height: 19 cm
Width: 320/520/820 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Material Fire-resistant, solid-coloured PVC
Variants Available with 7, 11 or 17 bookends
Available in a range of colours
Colours Opaque


Function & properties Can be individual formed and arranged
Delivery includes 1 Bookworm bookshelf
Care To clean wipe it with a damp cloth and a mild detergent.
Sustainability UNI EN ISO 14001

"Kartell loves the planet": Kartell is committed to following a specially developed sustainability code to achieve 11 of the 17 development goals defined by the United Nations for a better future. The use of sustainable materials is already standard in the production of Kartell products. During production, the manufacturer pays equal attention to reducing the environmental impact as well as to long-lasting quality and aesthetics.
Warranty 24 months
Product datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 0,1 MB).

Popular versions

Bookworm, 7, Opal, Black
Bookworm, 7, Opaque, Aluminium
Bookworm, 11, Opal, Black
Bookworm, 7, Opaque, Shining white
Bookworm, 11, Opaque, Aluminium
Bookworm, 11, Opaque, Shining white
Bookworm, 17, Opaque, Aluminium
Bookworm, 17, Opaque, Shining white
Bookworm, 7, Opal, Cobalt blue
Bookworm, 7, Opal, Bordeaux
Bookworm, 11, Opal, Cobalt blue
Bookworm, 11, Opal, Bordeaux
Bookworm, 17, Opal, Black
Bookworm, 17, Opal, Cobalt blue
Bookworm, 17, Opal, Bordeaux

Design Story

The innovative Kartell Bookshelf Bookworm by Ron Arad combines the flowing creativity of the designer and the technical skills of the manufacturer. The result is an almost sculptural work of functional elegance and a truly unique piece of contemporary storage furniture which has nothing in common with traditionally rigid, conventional shelves. On account of its flexible material and the resulting individual styling possibilities, the Kartell Bookworm is a highlight in every room be that living room, study or bedroom and exudes creativity and dynamism. Whether arranged as a spiral, a wave or as an abstract form, the Bookworm bookshelf literally steps out of line. The company Kartell, which can look back on over five decades of experience in plastics, has a particular focus on the production of designer furniture and of producing design objects defined by their individuality and character.

The Kartell Bookworm bookshelf is flexible and can be arranged individually

More about 'Bookworm' in our blog

Ron Arad: No Discipline you can get a taste of what the "Ron Arad: No Discipline" curators call Arad's "daredevil approach to form, structure, technology, and materials" in work such as Bad Tempered Chair, Tom Vac or his truly iconic Bookworm...

(smow)offline: designer bookkeeping

It must be a summer thing. Not only are our newspapers and magazines full of authors recommending their chums books, but first design observer portrayed their reading tips and then design sojourn brought out their "30 Essential Books for Industrial Designers"...

Springtime in Paris: Ron Arad and Jasper Morrison exhibitions

...Famous for articles such as his Bookworm bookcase for Kartell or his Tom Vac chair for Vitra, Arad initially studied Art in Jerusalem, before switching to the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London...

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