Using less material for its construction that typical bookcases, the Hanging Bookcase was inspired by the racks used to dry laundry. Each book envelopes a vertical wire (which positions it), with its base resting on a horizontal wire (which bears its weight). The space between the wires and books gives a high degree of transparency, and the bookcase itself is lightweight.
The grid format in which the books are arranged makes it easy to locate each specific book, and they can be easily categorised. The space between the wires differs, however, to suit different book thicknesses. At the left of the Hanging Bookcase, the wires are six centimetres apart; the remaining wires are four centimetres apart. The wires are tightly strung to resist deformation, even when significant weight is applied. The size of the bookcase was determined by the scale and load-bearing strength of steel wire.
The wires can also be used as bookmarks, with the book slotted onto the wire at the appropriate page. The yellow book cards, which are hung on the horizontal wires, can be used for classification purposes and to assist with locating books quickly.
Bao Haimo, Yu Renzhuo, Ma Hu, Yao Shuai, Yu Meng
Friday, 26 February 2010
The "Passage" represents a kind of symbolic "short cut across the world" in which we exist or dwell: through the factual, real world into the world of human culture, where reality is exchanged for another - virtual - reality, for the reality of word, text, sign, symbol, image, and back again.
The project itself is a metaphorical synthesis of a number of formal semantic elements: an entrance, a path, "endless walls" of books, mirrors, light, an exit and even the physical presence of the viewers themselves.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Monday, 8 February 2010
Books come to life in their invisible case. The shelves float in the room without taking up permanent visual residency, allowing the books to make the statement. Will do well in offices, loft spaces or anywhere where minimal design is appreciated. Place in a series or by itself.
Marianne van Ooij
Friday, 5 February 2010
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Beauty is sometimes overlooked because of scale. circuit boards have a beautiful and efficient pattern that perfectly serve their function; they hold and transport digital information. These bookshelves are inspired by the form of circuit boards and they will help to contain the physical information found in books.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Description: Book shelf
Materials: Gloss white powder coated steel
Dimensions: 24" (W) x 14" (D) x 20" (D)
Describer: Its sweet even where there is nothing on it but is also intended as functional shelving, concealing part of its contents in the form. Also ideal for an installation in series on a large wall.