Bookbinding press has been used in different variations also today. The history of this subject dates back to the 15th century. Sophisticated retraction mechanism of threaded rods and nuts allowed to posture counter-rotating plates, which, besides of pressing sheets, served as a template for precise trimming of the book form.
The press incorporated into the shelf was made more than 100 years ago. The object follows the original principle of compression and fixation – of letters in the past, books today. Neither casual readers nor owners of a handful of popular titles do not have to worry that their books disappear from the bookshelf while moving to a new apartment.
You may know Štefan Nosko as a part of the MEJD studio. Currently a PhD. student of prof. František Burian at AFAD Bratislava, Štefan is focusing his research on local tradition and craft techniques in design. The topic of cultural identity and folklore has been repeatedly included in his designs, already during his exchange at the Ecole Supérieure d’art et Design de Saint-Etienne or Patrik Illo’s glass design studio at AFAD.