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Kartell Bookworm
Kartell Bookworm Medium Cobalt
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Kartell Bookworm
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Kartell Bookworm


This sculptural shelf was designed by Ron Arad and is a great way to store books. Flex the Kartell Bookworm into any shape you like, and mount it to the wall. It makes a great statement on the wall behind a sofa, or even in a child’s bedroom.

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Small - 800 - 3.2m (7 bookends)
Medium - 8005 - 5.2m (11 bookends)
Large - 8008 - 8.2m (17 bookends)
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  • Designer : Ron Arad
  • Material : Batch dyed fire retardant PVC
  • Dimensions : 3.2m (7 bookends), 5.2m (11 bookends) and 8.2m (17 bookends).
  • Depth : 20cm
  • Made in Italy
Product: Made To Order

The lead time displayed above is for guidance based on our usual experience but can be subject to change Once your order has been shipped from the supplier, we will be in touch to provide an ETA. We aim to check, pack and dispatch all orders as soon as they arrive into our Liverpool warehouse.

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Your order will be shipped via our courier partner FedEx or a dedicated third-party delivery team depending on the size, weight and/or fragility of your order. If your order exceeds the dimensions/weight restrictions of our courier service, our delivery team will be in touch to arrange delivery with you.

We aim to dispatch all in-stock orders placed before 1pm the same day, on a next working day delivery service.

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The versatile Bookworm from Kartell was designed by Ron Arad and makes an awesome storage unit for books and because it can be flexed to whatever shape you prefer the possibilities are endless!

Kartell have sold over 1000km in length of the Bookworm since it was introduced in 1997 - proving its undying popularity. Each support or bracket on the Bookworm can hold up to 10kg and we always recommend fixing it to a solid wall.

The Bookworm is available in several finishes : black, cobalt blue and wine red and two matt finishes : aluminium and glossy white. There are also three lengths available : 3.2m (7 bookends), 5.2m (11 bookends) and 8.2m (17 bookends).

See other Ron Arad designs.
See the Kartell collection.

Brand Kartell
Designer Ron Arad
Year of Design 1994
Dimensions 3.2m (7 bookends), 5.2m (11 bookends) and 8.2m (17 bookends). Depth : 20cm
Care Instructions

See Kartell's Care Guide here.

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