Monday 30 March 2009


Turn your lounge into the ultimate hot spot for hanging out with friends. Our new theater set features an oversized espresso frame designed to fit around three bookcases and includes a pull-down projection screen. Each bookcase is designed with four fixed shelves and cord cutouts in the back.
Pottery Barn

Tuesday 24 March 2009


The Pause bookshelf by Aziz Sariyer for Moroso is a one-piece structure made of anodised honeycomb aluminium sandwich panels.
Aziz Sariyer

Friday 20 March 2009

Sexy bookshelf

Design outcome can be sensible, sensual, sentimental, senseless or downright Sensational. I took up a study on sensational designs by its attributes to understand why some designs are absolutely sensational. To design a SHELF was the focus here, a single line flowing through the shelf to make out an expression, a shelf that makes the observer go 'wow', in this case plain 'sexy ;)
Arun Kumar Francis

Wednesday 18 March 2009

Bibliothèque Mikado

Design : Jean-François Bellemère
Acier laqué époxy - 8 coloris existe en chêne massif. Comme une sculpture sur un mur, la bibliothèque Mikado met en scène les livres de la maison. Deux formats sont possibles, pour les livres de poches, CD, DVD, ou les beaux livres.
Dimensions :
Grand modèle : h 220 x 215 cm
Petit modèle : h 100 x 150 cm
Edition Compagnie

Thursday 12 March 2009

Bookcase in the Medicean Library, Florence.

The bookcases are of walnut-wood, a material which is said to have been prescribed by the Pope himself. They were executed, if we may believe Vasari, by Battista del Cinque and Ciapino, but they are now known to have been designed by Michelangelo.
The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Care of Books by John Willis Clark

Wednesday 11 March 2009

More: zig zag bookcase

The furniture can serve as shelving, a resting platform, display or even as a seat. It can act as a suspended wall unit, an open bookcase against the wall, or it can be used as a dividing wall to separate the spaces in a room or other environments, thanks to the innovative possibility whereby it can be anchored or suspended from the ceiling.
Caporaso Design

Friday 6 March 2009

Nuvola Rossa

Bookshelves beechwood natural, black lacquer or white lacquer finish.
The four central shelves are removable.

Wednesday 4 March 2009

Reversica Gyre

Based in Santa Cruz, California, Reversica Design makes unique motion hardware that lets builders, woodworkers, and craftsmen produce tv-hiding media centers, hidden passage bookcase systems, and room-doubling hide-a-beds.

Monday 2 March 2009


It has been proclaimed a ’future classic’. It has been called ’innovative’, ’the world’s most beautiful bookshelf’, ’a pearly drape for books’. But Cell, designed by Peter Cohen, is also a hightech shelving system, brilliant in its design and use of space. Cell looks incredibly light, with its paper-thin shelves and its sleek appearance. People tend to ask “what can you put on it?” The answer is that you can fill it with books; as many books you can fit in the rack - without a hint of bowing in its thin laminated steel shelves.