Designer: Erik Heywood
Location: San Francisco, California
SSB-1 is a minimalist design created by California-based designer Erik Heywood. Whether used as a single shelf or in a seamless-looking row, these handsome hold-alls keep everything from small paperbacks to large art books. The design of these beauties is the only thing simple about them. A wood craftsman works for days on each one. They’re made in California of custom American natural birch ply (made for us in Oregon), each unit is cut and trimmed by hand to ensure an exact fit, then matte clear-coated, meticulously edge-banded (16 edges per unit are hand edge-banded, a painstaking process of cutting, trimming and application), then sanded again and hand rubbed with a light finish of natural beeswax. We work hard to create a lasting piece of book furniture that functions perfectly and holds up beautifully with use. The SSB-1 ships flat & slots together effortlessly to make a sturdy and handsome table top bookcase.