Monday, 24 July 2017

Bookshelf shelfie craze

Bookshelves are making a comeback in living rooms as a "shelfie" interior design craze is sweeping the UK... Experts said consumers' growing tendency to invest in physical books was partly down to a trend for bookshelves, which they believe make them look more interesting to dinner party guests and on social media.
The Telegraph
Image: The British Library

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Book chair

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Lata


Painted steel with solid italian (35mm) chestnut base
ENVIRONMENT indoor
FINISH Painted steel, wood (italian chestnut)
DIMENSIONS base 35 cm x 35 cm, height 70 cm
COLORS Steel: white glossy, grey glossy. Base: solid italian chestnut with wax finish
Pastina

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

My bookshelf says who I am – and a Kindle cannot do that


The biggest question for every bibliophile when they move in with a loved one is: do we merge collections? Mrs Dalloway believed that love and religion would destroy the privacy of the soul; she’d agree with me that merging collections threatens the same. But perhaps those taking shelfies are right and books are soul music, made for sharing on gloriously open shelves.
Patrick Barkham in The Guardian

Monday, 17 July 2017

LINK Regalsystem bookshelf

Das LINK Regalsystem besticht durch seine Einfachheit und Funktionalität. Auf das Wesentliche reduziert erlauben die frei arrangierbaren Vollholz-Regalbretter und Hängevorrichtungen aus Stahl flexible und individuelle Konstruktionen.
StudioHausen

Jörg Final 29.02.2016 (Assemble korr.)_HD from Jörg Höltje on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Nautilus bookshelf

The body of this piece is loosely derived from the image of a boat on water and is designed to remind the viewer that books (and education in general) can be a form of transportation.
Plywood, reclaimed wood, wood, fasteners & hardware, plexiglass, paint, ink, dye, lacquer, wax with two ink on paper drawings framed in wood by the artist.
64 x 120 x 24 inches
Katie Hudnall for The Public Collection a public art and literacy project consisting of artist-designed book share stations, developed to increase access to books and art.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Read Manchester BookBench exhibition

This summer, 58 book-shaped benches are on display across Manchester for you to enjoy (above, Elmer the Elephant by St Luke's CE Primary School, Longsight). The BookBenches have been designed by local children and community groups, who were inspired by books and reading. To celebrate the exhibition, there are lots of events taking place over the summer at the venues where the BookBenches are on display. You can also follow a trail between the BookBenches and children can complete fun activities along the way.  In partnership with Wild in Art, the BookBench project is part of the Read Manchester campaign from Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust. The campaign promotes reading across the city to boost literacy levels.
National Literacy Trust