A simple combination of two steel bars, each bent and drilled to a precise degree, while a singular bolt draws the two bars into a subtle embrace.
The Cal Bookend was conceived as a simple construction detail. Normally, a single bolt is not enough to secure two rods together, but bend the two rods across one another and a single bolt can lock them up into a distinct tripod form. We played with this caltrops form for a while before finding the right function as a bookend.
Learn more about the design and how the Cal bookends came to life in our notes.