Puska & Mass


We received a commission from Kibundo, a well-known library furniture manufacturer based in Kyoto, to create a distinctive piece for showcasing books and magazines. This challenge led to the creation of 'Puska & Mass', uniquely shaped bookends that are made using a traditional technique of bending punched steel plates. These bookends can be arranged flexibly in a horizontal line or placed front-to-back, thus adding engaging depth to book displays. We envisaged that these various arrangements could enhance readers' experience by providing different contexts and interpretations. 'Puska & Mass' is a manifestation of the profound understanding of library environments by Kibundo and the careful observations of modern library usage by SEIKI DESIGN STUDIO. This collaboration has resulted in a product that merges traditional craftsmanship with modern design principles, bringing a charming touch to library environments.