The architectural composition, the straight lines, the arches…: Suddenly, the visual elements of a De Chirico painting come to mind. Yet, this stunning bookcase designed by Laurent Jaffrennou, and edited by Mayaro, was inspired by a “conditorium” the most ancient type of armoire found in French churches, designed to safely preserve precious liturgical objects.
Obazine is a modular creation comprising folded steel units and oak shelves, punctuated by arches that become niches to stage curiosities and artworks alongside books. The two separate components can be assembled into one single four-meter-long bookcase.
Its layout is an invitation to be creative and dress it up with your favourite objects and beloved books; unless you just want to enjoy its sheer, sculptural presence and display it as a work of art in itself.