Fréquence shelf by Jean Couvreur for Kataba

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Jean Couvreur shelf for Kataba

Dezeen Showroom: Jean Couvreur has designed the minimalist Fréquence shelf for Kataba, which was created as a multifunctional piece of modular furniture.

The Fréquence shelf can be used as a bookcase, base unit or room divider, and is made up of a number of geometrically shaped modules.

A photograph of the Frequence shelf by Jean Couvreur for Kataba
The bookshelf consists of individual modules

These can be combined in different ways to create a design that can be adapted to suit its interior, ranging from a small bookshelf close to the floor to a larger room divider.

Fréquence is "the expression of a sober and efficient construction principle based on the exploitation of all the properties of aluminum," Kataba said.

This construction principle has reduced the loss of material in its manufacturing to less than 10 per cent.

A photograph of the Frequence shelf by Jean Couvreur for Kataba
They can be arranged to form a room divider

The sturdy aluminium makes for a hardy shelf with an industrial feel, which is offset by it's organical shape.

The Fréquence shelf is one of a selection of products available through French furniture and design fair Maison & Objet.

Product: Fréquence shelf
Designer: Jean Couvreur
Brand: Kataba

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