Honorable Mention 2017 / Home Interior Products / Professional

Shelf U4

  • Company
    Tavar
  • Director
    Nazara Làzaro

The attraction by TAVAR originates in its magnetic power! We use that to create an innovative and highly flexible wooden furniture system. The design is timeless; it is consciously kept simple and elegant. For TAVAR durability, ecological compliance and sustainability are essential aspects. The patented TAVAR system consists of boards and connectors, which are assembled without any tools. Unique double tongues and grooves in combination with magnets guarantee exact positioning of the elements and strong cohesion. The system was intensely developed and tested for years to be sure to offer only the highest stability and quality. Additional accessories are doors, drawers and glass elements. The system allows virtually unlimited designs. It is freely expandable in all three directions with a grid of 20 cm. All pieces can be reassembled wear-free. Only high-quality materials are used. All procedures of TAVAR – whether in the development, production or in the office – are in accordance with ecological considerations. The shelf chosen for this Award is designed by Nazara Làzaro, a young Spanish interior and product designer. Plywood boards with high-class surfaces such as veneers are combined with massive wooden connectors, all treated with shellac. The basic design was inspired by the minimalist art movement from the 60s and 70s and the legacy of artists like Donald Judd. In her works Nazara Làzaro combines a minimalistic sense of aesthetic – developed during her time living in Japan – with the German line of the Bauhaus. This shelf is a good example how easy it is to build stable and beautiful furniture using the TAVAR magnetic system. The process of mounting it is very fast and no tools are needed. So it’s an incredibly convenient furniture for spaces which need to be quickly adapted.

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