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The new and improved REK bookcase by Reinier de Jong Architecture & Design

Four years after the launch of the original REK bookcase, Dutch architecture and design studio Reinier de Jong have fine-tuned the design with a new finish that makes it more environmentally friendly and a little bit lighter.

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REK, the bookcase that grows with your book collection, is now available in lightweight recycled HPL.

Originally launched in 2008, the REK is a popular adjustable bookcase composed of zigzag-shaped components that slide together to provide space for as many books as required.

Whereas the original REK bookcase was made in a crisp white HPL (high pressure laminate) finish, the 2013 edition is made from recycled HPL by Abet Laminati. Available in light or dark gray, the recycled HPL has a warm and intriguing texture that resembles fine concrete or gray cardboard.

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Furthermore, the new REK has lost weight. It has the same dimensions as the original but weighs in at just 80 kg.  As a result the bookcase is a lot easier to transport and its now much easier to slide the zigzag-shaped components in and out. In addition, Reinier de Jong have also improved the guidance and added a helpful stop mechanism that makes sure that the parts do not slide out too far.

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The maximum dimensions of REK are 202 x 228 x 36 cm.

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For more information call: +31 10 260 21 10, email info@reinierdejong.com or visit reinierdejong.com

About the designer: Reinier de Jong is a Dutch designer and architect who produces contemporary handmade furniture. The studio works with a number of skillful and reliable craftsmen based in the Netherlands to produce sustainable designs with a focus on materiality.

Posted March 1st, 2013 by Ali Morris


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    Reinier de Jong has done a great job by giving this bookcase a new finish that makes it more environmentally friendly and lighter touch. Its looking fantastic!

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