Monday 29 December 2008

Walnut revolving bookcase

Victorian period walnut revolving bookcase. It has a triangular form on a tripod base. Dates to the 1870-1890 time period. The triangular top spins 360 degrees. Solid walnut. Nice turned finial on top. Original brown porcelain casters. Original iron brace on the underside of the legs.
Ruby Lane

Tuesday 23 December 2008

Book Shelf Lamp

Book Shelf Lamp keeps reading materials and instant light at your fingertips within arms length of your bed or sofa. Features a stylish, sturdy base with built-in scrolling bookends keeping your literature neat. Ideal gift for those who love to read or want to bring a touch of elegance to their bedroom or office. Carbon steel, fabric, 12 x 9 x 23 1/4".
Taylor Gifts

Friday 19 December 2008


Design: M. Marconato - T. Zappa. Libreria in rovere tinto wengè

Thursday 18 December 2008

Wisteria bookshelf



The Lundia Rotadrive is designed to make the heaviest and most demanding storage requirements easy. Being a mechanically assisted system, it enables the user to effortlessly move huge quantities of fully loaded shelves. One drive shaft connects the roller bearings under each pair of upright frames. This ensures a perfectly accurate traction and extremely smooth, quiet movement of each mobile. With one effortless turn of a wheel you can virtually move mountains.

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Lili Lite

Lili Lite is a reading light, a bookmark and a bookshelf combined into one smart product. A sensor turns off the light when an open book is placed on the shelf. When the book is picked up again, the light automatically turns on. Lili Lite also has a switch to turn the light on and off manually.
Lili Lite

Monday 15 December 2008


A small shelf with the appearance of a book. Available in three sizes, novel, pocket and cookery.

Sunday 14 December 2008

The Leistler Bookcase

Made by Carl Leistler & Son, sculpted by Anton Dominik Fernkorn, carved byFranz Maler, Austria, Vienna. 1850–1. When shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851 the Leistler firm's exhibits were described as 'massive, bold and masculine in design, and well adapted to a palace'. This bookcase was a 'cathedral in wood'. Afterwards Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria presented it to Queen Victoria. It was installed first in Buckingham Palace and later in Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh. It was given to the University of Edinburgh who gave it to the V&A in 1967.


Wednesday 10 December 2008

Puzzle Bookcase

Assembly Required. The great thing about this storage puzzle is all the many ways there are to solve it. Use the bookcases (assemble in left or right versions) as singles to draw attention to their zigzag design, or align two together from either side for a totally different effect. A set of rectangular connectors can bridge two bookcases to create one larger unit that "expands" to your dimensions. You can even connect them at an angle. Also available in maple.
Crate and Barrel

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Sunday 7 December 2008

Flying Bed

This Flying Bed was designed by Charles Gardner and installed in Aspen, Colorado
Flying Beds

Saturday 6 December 2008


Leave the book you are reading on the right page. Materials: wood. Design: Nathan Wierink.

Friday 5 December 2008


Each row of boxes slide horizontally creating larger open areas, a versatile solution to shelving requirements, with the ability to run around corners and the flexibility to allow spaces for media.
Simon Pengelly

Thursday 4 December 2008


A brand new idea based on a spider's web in the corner of the room.

Tuesday 2 December 2008

Mydna Bookcase

Inspired by the DNA structure, this piece of furniture is trying to tell you that, the books you like, the music you have, the photos you store, and all that knowledge you have define a significant part of your personal identity. MYDNA can be on several colors and in two presentations: Static MYDNA, which is one single structure perfect for dividing rooms at home and Rotating MYDNA for easy access to books and more objects you put on it.
Joel Escalona

MYDNA BOOKCASE from joel escalona on Vimeo.

Sunday 30 November 2008


Wood & powdercoated steel. Made by FBJ Inventar-snedkeren & BCI. Photo: Jeppe Gudmundsen Holmgreen. Library is an extension of FBJ's core product line furniture for receptions, offices and banks. A room divider, a cosy nook, a shot of homeliness with a sloping ceiling that can be tiled with books or magazines. The book ends offer storage space for magazines, a graphic deviation in the room, which can be used to create order or chaos. Library is made in classic ash to give the storage a warm glow.
Thomas Bentzen

Friday 28 November 2008

Stitched bookshelf

"I had this idea to do a "portrait" of all of our bookshelves in cross stitch..."
Pigeons playing roller derby

Wednesday 26 November 2008

Carlisle Bay

Library as disco at Carlisle Bay, Antigua. Gordon Campbell Gray’s resort has brought the island 21st-century zing. See-through glass walls pulsate with violet, rose, and lime lighting in the evening. The books are pristine new publications and frequently replaced—not dog-eared, suntan-oiled paperbacks left behind by previous guests.
Vanity Fair

Tuesday 25 November 2008


The idea of P-bookshelf is a combination of old-time floor pendulum clocks structure and functional shelf for books. In this way we make ironic combined style and change the meaning of functions.This is the combined product with fifty-fifty distribution between two old ideas. Material - tinted birch. Dimensions - 1970х650х300 mm.
Yar Rassadin

Monday 24 November 2008


TIM_TIM als freistehendes Wandregal funktioniert nach dem gleichen Prinzip mit zwei Beinstützen.FORMvorRAT

Friday 21 November 2008


Design: T. Colzani. Libreria in cristallo fumè metallo argento opaco.

Thursday 20 November 2008


T.shelf is an abreviation for Triangle shelf. It is a unique shelving system that can be setup around your existing furniture, or can be just hanging by itself on a wall as a sculptural object. The concept was to create furniture for modern nomatic culture. It is easy to setup and pack flat for space saving transportation. The first approach was to get rid of screws. This also gets rid of the tools in assembling furniture.
It turns out to be a triangle shelf that uses cable and zipties to tie every triangle into one piece of furniture/sculpture and functions as displaying books, magazines, plants, picutres, or anything you want to display.materials : birch plywood , steel cable, ziptie

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Wood x Plastic

As the confrontational title suggests, sheets of smoke-coloured acrylic are impaled by beech poles to construct a shelf. First a small hole is made in the acrylic sheet and is heated for an exact duration. The wooden pole is then pushed through sheet by sheet. When the plastic cools down, it contracts around the pole to create a vice-like grip. This is repeated, resulting in a strong and stable structure. Therefore this product is about bringing joinery back into the foreground, where the honesty and technique of process makes the Design. Hunn Wai

WOOD X PLASTIC shelf by Hunn Wai from hunnwai on Vimeo.

Sunday 16 November 2008

Barack Obama's Oval Office bookshelves

One of Barack Obama's first tasks as president will be to redecorate the Oval Office. The Guardian asked some top designers and architects to tackle the job. Bookcases have been added to either side of the fireplace to communicate the idea that this is a literate presidency. All the furniture, including the previous president's desk, has been replaced by a large round table, suggesting that the participants in meetings and discussions are equal. The globe of the world can be used as a learning aid for any official unsure of the difference between a continent and a country.

Saturday 15 November 2008


Design: Patricia Hopfer.The back part incorporates a library shelf, which can serve as a practical storage space for books or all other items you need. It all makes for a delightful cosy corner in your home. The seat cushions and the libraries are connected and fixed through connectors which are placed invisibly under the libraries.

Friday 14 November 2008

Free Cell

Curved plywood. Available in wenge, oak, oak tinted cherry, walnut, black or brown.Property Furniture

Monday 10 November 2008


Bookcase-storage system available in different heights and lengths, in wengè, natural oak or tinted in the colours of the collection. Equipped with sliding doors in wood or lacquered, available in different sizes. Design Ferruccio Laviani.