Raphael
Kadid

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Current
2020—2021

       Philae

       IO


Works
2016—2020

       Espelma
       Plywood Bed
       Al Bookshelf
       BLX2
       Signal
       Orion
       Altitude

       Copper Shade

       Moon

       Blue Line

       Autumn

       Eclipse



Works
2013—2016

       Brass Bookshelf
       Brass Table III
       Brass Table I
       Brass Lamp XI

       Brass Lamp X

       Brass Lamp IX

       Brass Lamp VIII

       Brass Lamp VI

       Brass Lamp V

       Brass Lamp III

       Brass Lamp II

       Brass Lamp I


About

Raphael Kadid is a Switzerland based French designer, specialising in the creation and design of lamps; the designs of which teeter between experimental artefacts and contemporary objects, redefining and re-examining the boundaries of the lamps themselves as household items.


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SOM, American Republic Insurance Company, Des Moines Iowa 1965, Ezra Stoller

Philae
2020.12


Anodized Aluminum, Colored MDF

On request
[order]

Philae is a modular bookshelf system made of cnc aluminum connectors and wooden panels. The structure works by triangulation–involving the use of triangular shapes to ensure stability and resistance to bending moments. The resulting inclination of the vertical panels enables books to safely stand with a 4° angle with no bookends.
The modular system allows a large variety of configurations: from a high and narrow shelf (215x150cm), to a standard bookshelf (presented here 170x240cm), and a long sideboard (90x420cm).
The anodized aluminum elements are identical and can be ordered in any ral color or in polished/raw finish. The wooden panels are standard 8/16mm boards, provided by any home store. The bookshelf is assembled-disassembled in standing position via M5 black screws, the main 16mm panels are free from any machining prior to assembly.
The name Philae stands as a reference to the Egyptian island Philae and its temple complex, and the lander Philae of the Rosetta spacecraft. The bookshelf embodies the correlation between timeless architecture and contemporary technologies.

On display at Raphael Kadid Objects
—Metzerstrasse 50

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