Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have designed Planophore as a dual-purpose room divider and book shelf.
Its open sides create a horizontal emphasis. The solid shelves with rounded bottom edges are reminiscent of aircraft wings and appear to float on the vertical panels. This also explains the name of the shelf: the original Planophore made its debut in 1871 as the first stable model aero¬plane powered by twisted rubber bands. Barber and Osgerby’s fascination for the construction of airplanes and cars has inspired various projects as well as the choice of materials and production methods the designers use.