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.
It ships flat, so assembly takes place at home, allowing you to fully appreciate the construction detail that gave inspiration to the whole design.
Learn more about the design and how the Cal bookends came to life in our notes.
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