The initial idea for the storage-system Blio comes from the traditional concept of a bi-blio-teca:
The fascinating visual impact of bookshelves in lateral view, that you can only explore by entering one of the dividing corridors. The active way of entering a bookshelf instead of just standing in front of it, intensifies the often thematized subject of immersing into the world of books.
Of course BLIO is not a public library, but a touch of library for your office or your home - just as Blio is a glimpse of the word bi-blio-teca.
This concept also implicates a new appearance of bookshelf:
Usually you enter a room, looking at the side of a bookshelf (which is mostly not the sunny side). What a disappointment: You are curious in this very first moment, but you see only a board and maybe some narrow coloured stripes generated by the spines. While finally relaxing on your couch, all the backs of your books are taking your attention.
With Blio it´s the opposite: Standing in the door, you are attracted by a composition of spines. While chilling on your sofa, you see nothing but a quiet arrangement of white surfaces. You´re in the mood of reading? Then it´s time to explore Blio´s secret compartments.
Blio for Kristalia