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Bookworm Bookshelf



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Kartell Bookworm Bookshelf

''After so many years when I look back, still the Bookworm and FPE are the most ground-breaking products I was involved with in an industrial context.'' -Ron AradA product that seamlessly merges at once the creativity of Ron Arad and the technological prowess of Kartell, the flexible Bookworm Bookshelf is a wonder to behold whose appeal has remained strong for over a decade. Through the use of extrusion technology, the Bookworm is able to assume any shape at all without a compromise in strength or functionality. Each Bookworm comes with a set of flexible, durable bookends that move along the curves of the shelf to provide support for any shape. The Bookworm's elastic nature allows it to fit into any environment both physically and aesthetically.Designed by: Ron Arad, 1994.

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  • Made of batch-dyed, fire-retardant PVC
  • Bookshelf assumes any desired shape
  • Each bookend supports up to 20 lbs
  • Should you discover shortly after receiving your Bookworm Bookshelf that parts are either damaged or missing, please call us immediately, and we will be happy to send you replacement parts as soon as possible and at no additional cost.

Kartell Bookworm Bookshelf

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Product Type: Accent shelfStyle: Modern
Frame Material: PlasticShelf Material: Plastic
Wall Mounted: YesCountry of Manufacture: Italy

“Hello, how is this attached to the wall?” asked by Rosy

"Hi Rosy, to attach this unit to the wall, "uprights" are used. The uprights are what holds the piece to the wall. Each unit comes with directions on how to install the bookworm. The key is to bend the frame into the shape you want and then you secure the uprights to the wall." Cornelius from Wayfair


“Hi, what are the dimensions of the long bookshelf?” asked by Alyssa

"Hi Alyssa, the dimensions of the long bookshelf are 7.5'' H x 322.88'' W x 7.88'' D." Danielle from Wayfair


“Hi, what are the dimensions of the medium bookshelf?” asked by Dorothy

"Hi Dorothy, the dimensions of the medium bookshelf are 7.5'' H x 204.75'' W x 7.88'' D." Danielle from Wayfair


“Hi, what are the dimensions of the short bookshelf?” asked by Phillip

"Hi Phillip, the dimensions of the short bookshelf are 7.5'' H x 126'' W x 7.88'' D." Danielle from Wayfair

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The Bookworm Bookshelf is a Modern style product. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. You can shop for more Modern Decorative Shelving in the Living section of our site.

Kartell Bookworm Bookshelf

When you buy a Kartell Bookworm Bookshelf online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the Kartell Part #: 800X here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Decorative Shelving product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help.Whether you just want to buy a Kartell Bookworm Bookshelf or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.
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JULIAN from MIAMI BEACH, FL– Verified Buyer

Studio or child room book shelf. your child will love it. it is different. we installed with a wild back wall color and it looks like a piece of art.
not heavy . it is not easy to put it together.

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love the design but hard to install

A from Los Angeles, CA– Verified Buyer

if you hire a handyman it's not a problem but I found it a bit difficult to install.

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Fun and function!

Ted from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer

This was a replacement...the first one fell apart after 20 years, so I cant complain.

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paul from grand rapids, OH– Verified Buyer

when you need more than book shelves organic modern unique

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pat from Cary, NC– Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer

This is the most unique bookshelf out on the market. Looks awesome on my music room wall.

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About the Manufacturer

Products designed with creativity, quality and innovation. A combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. A leader in design, Kartell addresses an international clientele with a collection unique in originality, variety, size and range. These products are multifunctional and cross-sectional, easy-to-use and with undeniable visual appeal. Colors, irony, a feast for the senses, transparency effects and unique shapes for unique items. Kartell items are immediately recognized throughout the world for their emotional character, durable functionality and undisputed quality. Continual evolution in the use of materials and experimentation with new technology aimed at discovering their hidden qualities, are fundamental for the development of Kartell products.

A creative team of world famous designers including Ferruccio Laviani, Alberto Meda and Philippe Stark, together with Kartell, have developed a special intuition through dialogue and the continual exchange of design ideas. This has served to establish a perfect equilibrium between the designers' project experience, their ability to and the demands of the company.

In its 55 years of existence, Kartell has won prestigious international awards including 9 Gold Compass awards. Today Kartell exports 75 percent of its products to 85 countries worldwide. Lasting success and a daring challenge on the market combine with the continual desire to innovate and reinvent.

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