Kasper Eistrup’s artistic approach to design and his sense of detail are also evident in Xlibris, furnished with an exclusive brass emblem mounted on the side of both the shelf and the wall-mounted desk. The emblem is made up of four hearts joined into a four-leaf clover. The hearts symbolise a predilection for necessity, functionality, the material and the craft – all of which were involved in the development of Xlibris. The name Xlibris itself, which was also Kasper Eistrup’s idea, refers to a bookplate (ex libris), once customarily put into books to indicate ownership. In some instances, bookplates were elaborate works of art created by draughtsmen or engravers.
Xlibris is made of oak with an oiled or smoked finish. The shelf and the wall desk is basically the same design in two different sizes, and the two elements can either complement one another or be used individually.
The design is distinguished by its 45-degree lines, both the triangular sides of the shelf and the wall-mounted desk and the lines created by the front edge of the board itself – an architectural touch that imparts a slim, elegant style to both items and accentuates their inherent floating, self-supporting concept.