This is an old prototype conceived in 2008 for a design competition and we didn’t get to show it much.
The starting point for this concept was the movie Fahrenheit 451 which gravitates around the importance of books in a world that tends to completely lose its spirit; a symbolic image of a human being becoming a book.
The way we expressed it was using a metallic shell that takes the shape of a book. This simplistic shape during the day turns into an “unlighted” message in the dark.
The Object is conceived to be easily assembled by the user. It can come in multiple shapes and messages.
“Manuscripts don’t burn” but illuminate 🙂
Chimera design team: Laura Chifiriuc, Alexandra Mihailciuc & Traian Despoiu