Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf | dbd Studio

• December 27, 2009

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Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf, image courtesy of dbd Studio

Washington-based dbd Studio recently has completed an organic bookshelf specifically designed and built for a condo in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC, it stretched from floor to ceiling and overhead, and terminated at the existing bulkhead.

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dbd Studio has recently completed a custom bookshelf specifically designed and built for a condo in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC. The owner had a severe lack of storage for household items, as well as no display options for objects collected from his worldwide travels.

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Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf, image courtesy of dbd Studio

The large bookshelf serves as both an art piece in itself and a functional storage/display system. An organic curving surface was created in Rhino that stretched from floor to ceiling and overhead, terminating at the existing bulkhead. 17 sheets of 3/4″ birch plywood were then CNC milled to notch together and form the undulating, gridded mass.

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Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf, image courtesy of dbd Studio

Special attention was paid to avoid interfering with the recessed lights, sprinkler heads, air vents and fire alarms along the hallway ceiling.

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Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf, image courtesy of dbd Studio

The vertical plywood components were spaced to avoid them or notched to allow them to function. dbd Studio (Design/Build/Develop) is located in the Washington, DC area specializing in restaurant/retail and custom furniture.

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Digitally Fabricated Bookshelf, drawing courtesy of dbd Studio

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  1. Fantastic bookshelf!! Wow, a totally different design of a bookshelf, or even just a shelf in general. The design is very unconventional that it’s my first time to see such design of a shelf. As I can see the images, I believed it took them quite some time to produce this structure. The details and the production of it is almost a wonder to me. And the vector lights on the first image, are they really real or just a photo edit? I’m thinking of their purpose if they are real.

  2. Adam Crain says:

    The vector lights were just an LED light we played with during a long exposure. The randomness of it played well with the undulations of the shelves, and I like the way the image came out.

    Thanks for your feedback!

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  6. Vince Burns says:

    It would be fun to nuild those shelves. I like the varying depths of the shelves. This is more practical than it may first appear.