The uprights and the rear of Charlie’s bookcase are made of black rolled steel. The pattern from the rolling process is very well visible. The shelves and the frame are made of oak. The design gives the bookcase a stable base, like a stand under a beautiful vase.
Reclining lines characterize the cabinet. Joeri Koolhoven, “I call this the horizon-style. Such horizontal lines create visual quietness. A bit like the atmosphere on the beach: with the sea as a horizon that easily makes you dream away. That’s exactly the kind of peace I wanted to capture.” Joeri got his inspiration from Maison Dom-Ino, a design by Le Corbusier that puts a strong emphasis on horizontal lines.
Charlie has a showpiece with LED lighting in its middle. “There you can exhibit a beautiful book, a work of art and other things that you love. A bookcase is like a diary. If you see someone’s bookcase, you can read, as it were, the life story of the owner. Charlie gives you a glimpse into someone else’s life."