The Unique Cheft Furniture by Maryam Pousti

The Cheft bookshelf is assembled without the need for nails, screws or glue, and can be used as shelving or as a room divider. Two sets of six panels intersect through angle-specific grooves which are cut using a four-axis CNC machine.

The name Cheft, meaning ‘to fasten’, derives from the way the panels slide into each other and lock in place to form a freestanding object. The bookshelf forms part of the brand’s Cheft collection of furniture, which also includes a table and bar stool informed by the geometrical patterns of traditional Persian architecture.

The Cheft bookshelf is available in coloured MDF and in a selection of solid wood options, including walnut and cherry.

The design has won the Prize Design for Modern Furniture and Lighting 2022 award, has been showcased at Design Week in Milan, Paris and New York, and is exhibited at the European Centre Athens as part of its permanent collection.

The Cheft bookshelf in manufactured in Italy and sold worldwide since 2017.

Product: Cheft bookshelf
Designer: Maryam Pousti
Architecture Studio: Studio Pousti
Photography: Studio Pousti