Iwona Blazwick commissioned Raw Edges to create a bookstand. As a life-long collector of books, books are something of great importance to Blazwick, as well as to the Whitechapel gallery as books and catalogues are a constant feature in their exhibitions. One thing she loves about books is their tactility, and as wood is a very tactile material, it seemed the perfect material for the stand.
"Books are things of great beauty; they disseminate ideas, they are windows onto worlds. In our digital age however, people have moved away from print and that’s why I thought it would be a wonderful thing to have a display stand for some of the rare and extraordinary books that have been produced in the art world over the last century." - Iwona Blazwick, Whitechapel Gallery