Raphael
Kadid

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Current
2020—2021

     Oblago

     Philae

     Espelma


Selected
2016—2021

     Cheverny

     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.

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