Monday 31 March 2008


A metal sheet, mounted horizontally or vertically on the wall provides an endless variety of possibilities: boxes with a magnetical back stick on it in any position. Depending on number, size and arrangement of the boxes, there is a new shelf everytime you change it. Magnetique is any cupboard you want it to be.
Nils Holger Moormann

Sunday 30 March 2008

Rotating book shelf

designer roderick vos has created this unique circular shelving unit for the dutch company linteloo. it will be on show at the salone del mobile this april, where visitors will be able to spin it around in person. like a carrousel, the shelf can be spun around to access the books at the back.
designboom and Roderick Vos

Saturday 29 March 2008


Bookcase with silkscreen prints, 10 modules.

EFoS - Elastic Folding Structure

It is built around the simplest materials connected by hinges, and is bent to the rules of elasticity and folding. Wood latticework, one of the traditional elements of Japanese architecture, reaches a delicate relationship between light and shadow. By intersecting layers of lattices in various angles, EFoS creates a visual phenomenon known as moiré. Even more, this creates spatial depth and complex effects by the tremors of light and movement around the structure.
PingMag and Yuichi-ro Yamanaka of S.O.Y. LABO



Set 26

Set 26

Friday 28 March 2008


Biblio by Antonio Lupi is a Corian Rectangular bathtub, complete with back rest and automatic drainage and combined bath spout and overflow.
Antonio Lupi

Wednesday 26 March 2008


Collaboration with: Andreoli
Material: Corian
Tipology: Bookcase
Client: Unique project for "I have a dream! 2007"
Year: 2007
photo © Andreoli
Luca Nichetto

Tuesday 25 March 2008

Skew bookcase

The bookcase consists of identical modular components that are stacked facing alternate directions to create sloping shelves. Smånsk are currently seeking an appropriate manufacturer for the design. Sloping shelves mean you do not have to arrange the shelves in various heights as with ordinary bookcases. There are room for binders at the high end of each shelve and pocket books at the low end. All parts of the bookcase are identical. To assemble it you just rotate the parts and place them on top of each other. The identical parts provides easy manufacturing as well. Photograph by Carl Kleiner.
Smånsk and dezeen

Monday 24 March 2008

“Maintain The Balance of Your Knowledge!”

This super cool bookshelf called “Maintain The Balance of Your Knowledge!” by designer Denis Oh shifts and swings from side to side according to the placement of your books. A simple adjustment of the placing of your books results in a dynamic change in the look of the shelf. The shelf is weighted with hanging counter-balancers that can be used to balance the shelf by moving the weights horizontally.


The new BoBo shelving collection by Wayne Maxwell will be released soon, a series of alder wood shelves with a wenge stain and a white backing board.
MoCo Loco and Wayne Maxwell

Sunday 23 March 2008

Saturday 22 March 2008


"Parallax" shelving system
Knowing by statistics that the person we love is 72,8% water, we believe reality is defined by perception. Can we design perceptions and make someone love 86,2% aluminium? Designing objects that interact more actively with our perception through the parallax effect we can experience when moving around them, was one way to try. To eliminate bookends, we introduced slopes on shelves, this was the starting point to explore the use of oblique lines to enhance the parallax changes in our personal perceptions.
Tree Dimensional Shelf.
Understanding nature instead of over processing it: although widely used, trees are usually hidden and forgotten in over processed products (like wood shelves and books).Tree Dimensional Shelf is a sculptural shelf using Blizzard's new material performances to highlight and pay tribute to this natural structure and essential living being.
Gravitate Your Shelf is a shelving system and 360º adjusting room divider, using just two different elements - Blizzard shelves and methacrylate structural spheres - with an original no tool assembly system, based in shelves hole dimensions and gravity. The structural transparent methacrylate spheres allow the system to rotate while maintaining the shelves in the same height due to the hole dimensions in the Blizzard shelves.

Thursday 20 March 2008


Piegato is a sheet steel rack with a surprisingly high load capacity. The laser cut and powder coated sheet steel is been delivered almost completely plain, which results in a simple and cost effective transportation. The customer then bends out the required amount of shelves from the plain and mounts the hole rack with just two screws in a few minutes. Due to the enviromental friendly production, the freight size and the recyclability Piegato also holds a brilliant ecological balance.
Size: 100cm x 66cm x 2cm (HxWxD)
Board depth: 20cm
Weight: approx. 8kg
Matthias Ries and Piegato

Monday 17 March 2008

Kurl bookcase

Modular book-case/show-case in trasparent and painted curved glass, 12 mm thick. Standard colours green PMS 379C, Pink PMS 1895C, metal brown PMS 8021C. Protective hardware in stainless steel and silicone rubber. Leg in brushed polished aluminium.
Design: Karim Rashid, Manfuacturer: Zeritalia

Monday 10 March 2008

Max Lamb

Max Lamb

Alternating-tread stairs

Here’s an interesting set of alternating-tread stairs, the likes of which I’ve never seen before. They’re in a house renovated by Adam Jirkal, Jerry Kozaa and Tomáš Kalhous, located in Všenory, Czech Republic.
Materialicious and

Friday 7 March 2008

Cantilever Bookshelf

This is a remake of a cantilevered bookshelf I made few years ago. The concept is the same as the previous version, however I've simplified the design and eliminated any kind of connection pieces between the counter weight and the steel plate. Essentially, this bookshelf can be made with one precast concrete counter weight, one structural steel channel, and one custom piece of sheet steel slotted down the middle to accomodate and adjustable bookend (not shown) to stop the books from toppling over as they are placed farther down the shelf.
Lift Architects

Thursday 6 March 2008


This pack flat version of our Tetrad Shelving ships to your door and assembles in minutes. With wooden sides and a metal backing, the Tetrad Flat is a modular lightweight unit. Blocks can be attached to one another, to the wall or left free floating for life-sized, living room game play. And no, the bottom line doesn’t disappear when you make that perfect configuration. Choose from White or Natural Finland Plywood and apply our colors to any backing shape. Download a Printable Tetrad Designer and start playing today!
Brave Space Design

Wednesday 5 March 2008


Shika is a desktop bookshelf. It can hold about five books and uses the weight of the books to maintain stability. The design grew from my desire to make a rustic desktop bookshelf from natural materials, informed by modern patterns of use. The backbone is carved from a single branch, the shelf made from four different woods laminated together.Shika means: Deer (Japanese) Money/ Gold (Ga) Drunkard (Yiddish).
Joey Roth

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Dailey and Turner

Dailey and Turner’s custom bookcase soars to the ceiling in a style that echoes the 1930s Skyscraper furniture of Paul Frankl.
Los Angeles Times

Monday 3 March 2008


The idea of combining a chair and a bookshelf makes a lot of sense to us; since we spend most (if not all) of our reading time seated, it follows that we should have ready access to our reading material. Bookseat from Toronto-based Fishbol Design Atelier combines suavely-bent plywood with smart use of space to create an elegant, useful piece.
Treehugger and Fishbol Design Atelier

Together Bookcase

Veneered plywood edged with polished walnut, cherry, cedar and elm. Lacquered black and white MDF.
Limited series of 12 examples.
Italy 2005, realised in 2007.
Martino Gamper

Bookshelf etiquette

The Unabridged Rules of Library Management by Matt Selman, Time

Bookshelf and Self By Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed

Bookshelves, Ezra Klein, American Prospect

Paper Cuts by Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times

Saturday 1 March 2008

Corvette shelf

Now you don't have to leave the lovely visage of your favorite ponycar languishing in the dark of the garage anymore. California Car Cover Company is offering shelves that pay homage to Shoebox Chevies, '59 Caddies, C3 Corvettes and '65 Mustangs. We bet that it'll take less time to mount one of these to the wall than it will to get that old Quadrabog rebuilt and tuned.