Raphael
Kadid

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Current
2020—2021

      Espelma

      Philae


Selected
2016—2020

      IO

      Plywood Bed
      Al Bookshelf
      BLX2
      Signal
      Orion
      Altitude

      Copper Shade

      Moon

      Blue Line

      Autumn

      Eclipse


Selected
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 and architect, 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, 1965, Ezra Stoller
Philae
2020.12

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, avoiding the use of bookends.
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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