Köllen is a bookshelf created from the repetition of adaptable pieces in matter of size and shape of the objects on it. Its autonomous structure allows an independent working of each of the strips, so that they can be placed in different positions according to the user’s need. The product has been designed by Oriol Campillo Mestres (1992), Núria Jané Ballarín (1995), Adrián Soldado Cid (1995) and Paula Terra Bosch (1995), four young enterpreneurs and students of the degree in Industrial Product and Graphic Design in EINA, Universitary Centre of Art and Design of Barcelona.
Our way of design is based on simplicity and functionality, along with dynamism and care on the finishing touches. Thus, a hybrid between the pragmatism of the industrial product and the aesthetics of the sculpture is reached. In addition, it also turns to the warmth of the materials and the combination between organic forms and order and regularity.
As said above, Köllen is a product with an autonomous structure. This will allow for it to be a considerably decorative element: it follows a clean structure broken by a curved edge that represents the mountains, in a nod to the piece’s originary region. Initially it arises from an academic design presented in Nude Congress 2016 in Feria Hábitat Valencia (1-5 of February 2016). At this point, its conceptual presentation is carried out through a final prototype. Eventually, it reaches its commercialization phase, and its industrial production begins.