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Vitra Planophore

Vitra Planophore

From £3,550.00 inc. VAT
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  • 1990mm Wide x 830mm High
  • 2380mm Wide x 830mm High £900.00 inc. VAT
  • 1990mm Wide x 1625mm High £2,700.00 inc. VAT
  • 2380mm Wide x 1625mm High £4,440.00 inc. VAT
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  • Natural Oak Shelves / White Dividers
  • Smoked Oak Shelves / Basic Dark Dividers £400.00 inc. VAT
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    • Multi Purpose
    • Barber Osgerby Design
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  • Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have designed the Vitra Planophore as a dual-purpose room divider and bookshelf. Its open sides create a horizontal emphasis underscored by the solid shelves with rounded bottom edges, which are reminiscent of aircraft wings and appear to float on the vertical panels. This also explains the name of the shelf: the original Planophore made its debut in 1871 as the first stable model aeroplane powered by twisted rubber bands.

    The vertical aluminium panels are Planophore's most striking structural feature: they can be rotated to serve as functional shelf dividers. When the slightly asymmetrical dividers are positioned parallel to the shelves, Planophore becomes a partition element; set perpendicularly, the panels divide the shelves into varying compartments that can accommodate books and similar objects; if just a few individual panels are turned in a parallel direction, they provide an attractive background for decorative objects. 

    The rotation axes of the panels, which constitute the load-bearing structure of Planosphere, are offset in depth. This not only increases the stability of the shelf unit, but also introduces a playful aspect to the arrangement of the panels, allowing a multitude of different configurations. The vertical distance between the shelves, which are made of premium solid wood, is not identical at all levels – a further detail that accentuates the horizontal orientation of Planophore.

    Vitra Planophore is available in two heights and widths and the combination of wood and aluminium panels comes in light and dark coloured versions.

  • Width: 1990 / 2380 mm
    Depth: 415 mm
    Height: 830 / 1625 mm
  • Edward Barber, born in Shrewsbury in 1969, and Jay Osgerby, born in Oxford in 1969, studied architecture and interior design as fellow students at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1996, they founded their own studio for design and architecture under the name Barber & Osgerby.

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