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.

Sunday 9 November 2008

Librería Prólogo

Design: Jaime Tresserra. Detachable bookshelf in walnut wood. Metal parts and accessories in stainless steel and vaquetilla leather.

Saturday 8 November 2008

Estantería Contrapunto

Design: Jaime Tresserra. Walnut shelving. Marquetry inlays. Varnish finish light or dark. Metal fixture finish gunmetal.

Wednesday 5 November 2008


Open bookcases with frame in wood and shelves in brushed, anodised aluminium.
Armani Casa

Grey cabinet

Store 6 meters of paperback books.
Dimentions: 874x800x460 mm. Grey lacquered MDF.
Linus Bergland

Monday 3 November 2008

A Modern Bookshelf for a Historic Minneapolis Loft

Minneapolis architects CITYDESKSTUDIO created a custom bookshelf and ladder for a family in downtown St. Paul that's sure to have bibliophiles climbing the walls.
Slideshow at Dwell

Sunday 2 November 2008

Shelf Space

The result of an experimental collaboration with an aerospace machinery manufacturer, this shelf’s fluid form pushes the limits of wood engineering and advanced machining technology.
Paul Loebach