seven different heights. No other brand offers this. The cupboards can also be placed under a 90 degree corner and then paired up, with the help of corner fittings. Most of the units ordered are requested narrower than the standard size (86 cm). Bases and ridge-tops are delivered in the same widths as the cases themselves. The bases are also available with or without drawers.
In the shop there are varying examples of the many possibilities. What is unusual about the system is that it can be adapted to practically any space. Original pieces can always be added to. Rightly so on all original pieces there is a slogan to be found which every Globe-Wernicke enthusiast keenly treasures : “Globe-Wernicke: always complete but never finished.”
The coupling system is the most essential part of the Globe-Wernicke bookcase systems, where the separated units are built up. One unit attaches vertically to the other. When linking them sideways a horizontal joining strip is used. This is constructed from a metal strip dyed blue which when dried is covered with copper plating to match the doorknobs and draw handles. Besides the basic bookcases in oak and mahogany there are combination bookcase units which are put together by building up sections with different heights and depths with as many straight as corner fittings.
Corner fittings are unique because of the fact that old corner units are nowadays very scarce. What is often used to solve this corner problem is to attach ridged tops and edging at a 90 degree angle under the corner joint. If necessary the corner between the units can be finished off with a cornicing effect from polished wood.
Each unit of this system comes with a sealed glass door. Literally in less than no time it can be opened, where after the door can be pushed up and over the books towards the back wall with the use of roller bearings which are equipped with a scissor system. In short: simple to operate and practical to use.
Glass faceted front hanging doors can be made to order – and for an extra supplement –delivered. Instead of glass the front doors can also be ordered with embossed wooden panels. VAN LEEST.
GLOBE WERNICKE DETAILS
1. Universal Style: The "800" series (809, 811, 813, 847, etc...) - This is the VENEERED sides and "no Bands" straight and simple design. The veneer on the sides often cracks and splits and is more difficult to cleanly repair. The bases have legs, but are not like the mission style bases, and the tops are squared, but have little accent in design, keeping with the "clean, simple lines" design. Generally available in Quartered Oak, Imitation Mahogany, and Imitation Walnut.
2. Art Mission Style: The "300" series (308, 310, 312, 347, 341, etc...) - This is the solid wood series with thicker sides and usually wooden bands and wooden knobs, although there is a line (Mission series) with metal bands and metal knobs, squared. The