Books can be stacked in piles and placed in long rows. The shelves can be filled with small vases, knickknacks, bookends and lighting. A bookshelf in disarray creates excitement and arouses the interest. The literature-interested Josef Frank took it for granted that books, preferably in some disarray, elevated a room’s interior.

Just like Josef Frank, Estrid Ericson was also inspired by ancient Rome and Greece. Etruscan bronze necklaces, Greek frescoes and Roman vases were placed in surprising contexts and became models for new creations. Estrid Ericson has taken the shapes of the heavy bookends in cast iron from the first and last letters in the classical Greek or Ionian alphabet.