Friday 30 May 2008

False door bookshelf

A door hidden behind a false bookshelf leads to a fireman's pole and a hidden media room. Batman would be envious.
Chicago Sun Times Homes

Thursday 29 May 2008


Made from wood and elastomer WaSnake is a shelf whose topology can be reconfigured to suit any specific space or whim. Developed by Jean Louis Frechin and showcased at the International Milan furniture show it is also a luminous digital object and a device for relaying discreet information in the home – comments, addresses, the useful and the playful. WaSnake displays SMS messages sent to the home address as well as news-sheets from the user-selected RSS. It houses a cluster of coloured LEDs and optical fibres that form a screen. The system is linked to a computer and serves as an interface for selecting and creating information and communication channels. It is also an interface for direct physical contact, by which users choose various display protocols. The operating software is composed of independent units (Widgets) each linked to parts of the shelf.
New Launches

Wednesday 28 May 2008

The Good Life 2

As part of the installation I made a bookshelf for one book that slotted into a groove on the end. The bookshelf was based on IKEAs 'Lack' shelf and the book was an early edition of Kiplings Jungle Book.
Rupert White

Tuesday 27 May 2008

Laica - floor bookshelf

Laica is matter in balance: where motion and stillness represent two different ways of being in a unique elegant essence.

Sunday 25 May 2008

a more natural way of shelving books. the new structure that appears through the broken shelves gives space to differently sized books. one element provides a place to sit and read inside the shelves. material: black mdf, oiled steel t-profile frame, powdercoated
mareike gast

Wednesday 21 May 2008

Joe the polar bear + Nimbus

"Joe", pièce maitresse de la collection "mobilier de compagnie" d'Ibride est une bibliothèque en stratifié massif blanc brillant éditée en 50 exemplaires numérotés. Ce site est destiné à suivre chacun des membres de la famille de Joe dans ses périgrinations autour du monde.

"Joe" is the masterpiece of the "mobilier de compagnie" collection created by Ibride in France. the bookshelf is made of white laminated wood and its production is limited to 50 pieces. This website aims to locate each Joe's brothers and sisters around the world.
Joe the polar bear


Monday 19 May 2008

Barok Etagère livres design (tin shelves)

Barok est une étagère livres originale en tôle laquée noire. Véritable écrin pour les livres qu'elle est censée contenir, l'étagère barok apporte une touche de déco originale à un couloir ou une entrée. 32x32x8.5cm. Marque : Presse Citron. Designer : Clotilde de GRAVE / Didier CHAUDANSON.
Absolument Design

Saturday 17 May 2008

Padua and Baby Bassanova


Baby Bassanova

Started in 2001, the Iron Chinchilla combines the talents of Patrick Neuwirth and Michael Holloway. By combining our talents we bring together the relationship between art, architecture and design. Our objective is to create original artwork that stirs the imagination and the soul with fluidity of motion, vibrant color, texture and form.
Iron Chinchilla

Friday 16 May 2008


The maze shelf represents the confusion in our lives by the things we collect and own. By putting our clutter and things on display, it symbolizes, by form and proximity, the resulting confusion of stuff we accumulate in a society with a labyrinth of choices...Available in Birch veneer, Maple, Oak, and Cherry. 30" x 40" x 6" deep. Designer: Perry Dixon

Wednesday 14 May 2008

Multi-level round staggered shelving

Five shelves, small drawers at bottom, Brown see-thru lacquer on Elm wood. 76w x 9-1/2d x 68-1/2h
Asian Dreams Furniture

Monday 12 May 2008


The Bookman is a bookshelf in the shape of a man and is a highly decorative piece of furniture as well as a sculpture. Designed by East Anglian artist Kazmierz Szmauz who also designed the CDMan, the DVDMan and Videoman. However, as booksellers we regard Bookman as his highest achievement. The Bookman holds about 100 books and looks most splendid when they are leatherbound books which we can also supply. He measures 70 inches high by 45 inches wide and is made from Mahogany, although other woods can be used. Shelves are best adapted to books beneath 8 inches in height.
Any Amount of Books

Friday 9 May 2008

Joy Rotating Shelf

Achille Castiglioni's Joy Rotating Shelf Unit. Honey-comb core shelves, with steam-treated beech finish, natural colour or made of medium density fiberboard, finished with scratch-resistant embossing in the colours shown in our colour card. Black or aluminium colour painted steel supporting joints.
Achille Castiglioni

Thursday 8 May 2008

Billy Wilder

35 million units have been sold worldwide of the IKEA shelf Billy – making it the world’s biggest seller when it comes to shelves. Following the slogan Pimp my Billy ding3000 have devoted their creativity to this classic IKEA piece. Billy Wilder meets one’s primary expectation of a shelf – to put everything in order. It is meant as a playful approach to the subject “our daily mess” and shall serve as an interim storage place for unsorted books, magazines and newspapers. The wildly growing rack makes Billy “wilder”.

Wednesday 7 May 2008


ready for fall but mastered,
always in balance,
You question me,
impress me.
Your set of attraction disturbes my perception.
Slide, smooth,
Parcy Debons Design

Sunday 4 May 2008


It is a 12' diameter, asymmetrical, rounded bookshelf that separates a gathering space on the inside from the office space outside. The space triples as an overflow conference area, the library and the office gathering/eating area. The structure is made of oiled, marine grade plywood and covered with metal mesh and plaster. The outside is plastered with hard troweled, Venetian plaster with a deep yellow/gold pigment, evoking the sun, the core of Powerlight's business.
Leger Wanaselja

Saturday 3 May 2008


become your own master illusionist with this amazing bookshelf from the good folks at umbra. introducing the flybrary. this item will have all your friends puzzled. cleverly designed by satina turner, this powder-coated metal, wall mounted bookshelf will have them scratching their heads. books hang on metal strips to create the surface of the shelf as well as the levitating effect. dimensions: 15" x 5.5" x 5"
unica home

Thursday 1 May 2008

Hackney Shelf

Mobile shelving unit showcasing graffiti art, random tagging and sporadic stencilling. OSB board, white emulsion, castor wheels.
Ryan Frank