The underlying concept of XLIBRIS has been growing and developing in Kasper Eistrup’s mind for almost four years. It was originally stimulated by the artist’s own need for a workplace shelf in his atelier and subsequently by his aversion to shelf brackets. Initially as a personal project, Eistrup teamed up with Sibast Furniture to develop two pieces of multifunctional furniture: a wall-mounted, self-supporting shelf and a matching table, both with an ultra-slim silhouette and a light style, reminiscent of Japanese origami art and completely devoid of brackets. Despite its apparent simplicity, XLIBRIS is brimming with small artisanal and functional details. Both the shelf and the wall-mounted desk are assembled without visible screws, emphasising the impression of XLIBRIS as two integrated pieces of furniture that seemingly grow out of the wall.
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DESIGNER: Kasper Eistrup
YEAR OF DESIGN ORIGIN: 2020
MATERIAL: Oak from sustainable foresting / brushed brass
TREATMENT: Natural oil or smoked
H: 25 cm/9.8 inches W: 25 cm/9.8 inches L: 80 cm/31.5 inches
H: 28 cm/11.02 inches L:86 cm/33.85 inches W: 28 cm/11.01 inches – 3.5 kg – 0.07 cbm
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Delivery time: 1-2 weeks
Returns within 30 days with convenient return service
The Sibast Furniture collection is designed and manufactured to last for generations. It is made with the same attention to detail, craftsmanship and high quality as our ancestors. To ensure it ages gracefully and with the longest lifespan, it is important that it is properly maintained and cared for as recommended in our maintenance and care instructions.
All furniture included in the Sibast Furniture collection is made out of natural material such as wood, fabric and leather. This means that differences will occur in both finishes and material and that natural markings in the leather hides as well as natural variations in the surface of the wood and the colour of the finishes must be appreciated and expected.
Please see our maintenance and care instructions here
A PREDILECTION FOR NECESSITY, FUNCTIONALITY, THE MATERIAL AND CRAFT
Kasper Eistrup’s artistic approach to design and his sense of detail are evident in XLIBRIS, furnished with an exclusive brass emblem mounted on the side of both the shelf and the wall-mounted desk. The emblem is made up of four hearts joined into a four-leaf clover. The hearts symbolise a predilection for necessity, functionality, the material and the craft – all of which were involved in the development of XLIBRIS. The name XLIBRIS itself, which was also Kasper Eistrup’s idea, refers to a bookplate (ex libris), once customarily put into books to indicate ownership. In some instances, bookplates were elaborate works of art created by draughtsmen or engravers.
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“I have a predilection for utility and for accomplished craftsmanship, and XLIBRIS is notably the embodyment of simplicity that meets a genuine need”
From the age of 9 the art of drawing played an essential role in Kasper Eistrup’s life. Since then he has established himself as a visual artist with works that include drawing, painting and mixed media. Eistrup’s art is rooted in the drawing. Over time, strong graphic elements and linguistic fragments have come together with a fascination of strong colours, challenged and developed the expression.
In recent years, Kasper Eistrup has been awarded a number of prestigious works of art and made several exhibitions. Recently with the exhibition at the national portrait gallery at Frederiksborg Castle with his solo show ’Fragmentarium’ where his portrait of the Crown Prince of Denmark is also exhibited.
Read more about Kasper Eistrup here
Michelin star chefs, restaurants and design hotels have selected Sibast items as well as renowned architects from e.g. Paris, New York, Tokyo and Copenhagen have chosen Sibast as their selected and bespoke furniture for their high-end projects and clients.