A name derived from “Ubik” a novel by Philip K. Dick which captured Starck’s imagination.
The bookshelf is simplified so that it becomes an inclined upright to be readily leaned against the wall.
The upright has a blade-like profile or that of the wing of an airplane; the ends of its V-section are both cut aslant with technological harshness but the shelves are fitted and project on both sides, thus softening the image to more familiar tones: a ladder, almost an “object trouvé” modified into a bookshelf.
Demountable bookshelves for assembly on the wall. Central upright in sheet steel painted with epoxy powders. The staggered shelves in ribbed sheet steel are painted to match the upright.