Deniz Atkay studied urban planning and architecture at the University of Stuttgart, which is perhaps why his furniture designs are reminiscent of modern buildings. They often look like office buildings on a smaller scale.
The Hullabaloo, though, is radically different. Atkay says that he did not start with sketches, which is his normal technique. Instead, he got right to work with his tools to build and twist four cuboidal quadrants which, when linked together, form this structure that constitutes a Möbius strip.
Atkay admits that this bookcase is not for everyone’s taste. It is “very volumetric”, which I think means that it takes up a lot of space for the number of books that it holds. But it is an eye-appealing piece of furniture and conversation piece.