A metal bookend for keeping the heaviest books in place. The Reference Bookend is designed to be sturdy when in use and uses a rubber grip to keep your collection upright. Available in four colors. Includes one bookend.
- the perfect bookend for oversized books and vinyl records
- mix and match colors
- long bottom flange prevents tipping; top flange acts as a handle for easy placement
- powder-coated metal with a rubber grip that stays in place and protects your surfaces
- sold individually
oddly shaped art book reader
with a tidy shelf
Powder Coated Iron, Rubber
About the Designer
Henry Julier is an industrial designer based in New York City. His work is guided by a strong belief in design as a problem-solving tool, as a way of recognizing and forming relationships between ideas and reality, and as a method for improving the connections between people and the products they use.
After graduating with University and College honors from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007, he worked for Jeffrey Bernett, Aruliden, and Johnson & Johnson before landing at Standard Issue in 2013 as their lead industrial designer.
DESIGN STORY | REFERENCE BOOKEND
I decided to focus on a purely functional approach, with a focus on improving the design for larger books. I had two major goals: create something heavy and stiff with as little material as possible, and create something that could be moved around easily.
The resulting design is made from a thicker gauge of steel which adds more weight, which, combined with larger overall size creates a large supportive surface area for heavy books to lean on. A long base flange ensures stability, and a rubber pad underneath prevents skidding. The round top flange acts as a handle and visual counterpoint to the base. Read more on the Areaware Blog.