Wednesday 29 December 2010

V shelf

A laminated plywood shelf that has a gentle ”v” at one end to enable the user to display an open book. The two wall-fixation components that resemble books in shape and size also act as bookends.
Out of stock Design

Tuesday 28 December 2010

Odnoknizhnaya Regiment (bookshelf for one)

В жизни каждого наверняка найдётся та единственная книга, которую необходимо прочесть. Именно для такой Книги с большой буквы и была придумана однокнижная полка. Книжная полка – всегда была источником таинственности, с заговорческим шёпотом доставали многие герои фильмов старинные книги с бесценными знаниями.

Wednesday 22 December 2010

Billy's brother

Billy’s Brother is a book shelf inspired by a collection sketches of skyline observations from Berlin and New York. The shape of Billy's Brother can be repeated and fitted together to form a long sculpture against a wall and is also ideal as a room divider. The estimated assembly time is 10 min, and the 9 parts are delivered in a flat package for easy transportation.

Monday 20 December 2010

Peepshow bookcase

Dutch designed book shelf made of solid Dimn Wood.
Dimensions are 78.74" H x 36.22" W x 9.84" D
Advice: The wood is untreated to maintain its natural beauty. Polishing with beeswax will give the wood a deeper colour

Thursday 16 December 2010

Home Kit

Customisable modular bookcase made of lacquered MDF. Freestanding.
Materials: MDF
Size: L178 W29 H185 cm

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Bookshelf to be turned into a book

We're delighted to announce that the Bookshelf blog is to be turned into a book and published by Thames & Hudson. Dates are still to be confirmed but we will keep readers up to date with progress. Many thanks to all of you for visiting, suggesting and getting in touch over the last few years and I hope you will enjoy the book just as much.

Pictured above is Ezra writing the Law, frontispiece to the Codex Amiatinus and featured in the groundbreaking bookshelf book The Care of Books by John Willis Clark. In the background is a press (an early bookcase) with open doors. The picture was probably drawn in the middle of the sixth century AD.

Tuesday 14 December 2010


Bookcase Kwan (Chinese for stick) has been inspired by the way laundry is dried in China: on horizontal sticks hanging from the window. The wooden cabinet is white in order to show off your books. This way the bookcase, available in a standing and a hanging version, will be an eye-catcher in your living room.
Studio Ditte

Monday 13 December 2010

Bibliothèque 800gr

Un jeu d’assemblage pour ce module de bibliothèque à découpe numérique: Alliant légèreté et rigidité, ce projet tente de minimiser la matière en étudiant la fonction de chaque pièce d’un module.
Matériaux : carton double cannelure 8mm, colle
Dimensions : L 46 x P 35 x H 46
Dany Gilles

Sunday 12 December 2010

Book fireplace

Cheminée murale En acier peint, inox brossé, verre trempé sécurit épaisseur 8mm. Noir laqué ou blanc laqué.

Wednesday 8 December 2010


With a lightweight frame and curved, like the punctuation mark that gives it its name, Parentesi Bookshelf designed by Gino Carollo is a shelf Parentesi strong personality, open-sided and seven shelves. The support is made Pral, a high performance material, whose main features are the malleability, the absence of joints, the lightness, strength and ease of cleaning. Parentesi is available in white. Dimensions: 36 cm (width) x 30 cm (depth) x 195 cm height. Distance between shelves: 30 cm.
Modern Furniture

Tuesday 7 December 2010


SUM is a wall mounted asymmetrical shelving system made in solid cherry with brass fixings. The shelves use the same four angles in different configurations to create three shapes of units. SUM comes as a set of three, with the individual shelves in three sizes, designed to fit together in an infinite number of ways.
Peter Marigold


With no book supporters on the shelf, books tend to fall and create a domino effect. So is the Domina shelf – its wooden pieces have fallen on one another.
Studio Ve

Saturday 4 December 2010

Ruined bookshelf

The New York based sculptor Jude Tallichet whose work is included in numerous collections including the Margulies collection will be exhibiting a new work for the first time at 90 NW 29 Street Miami FL 33127. The vacant lot, generously provided by Lombardi properties is located directly across the street from The Rubell Family Collection and is visible from the street. The sculpture, Ruined Bookshelf is cast in bronze.
Gallery Diet


"Trick" is a bookcase which transforms into a console table with two chairs. When both sides of the bookcase are moved from the original positions, they function as chairs. What remains in the centre works as a table. The console can be used for dining as well as for writing, reading and working on your computer.
It is multi-purpose furniture which offers a space saving solution and fulfills your everyday activities in small environment.
Size: W1310xH770xD380

Friday 3 December 2010

Separation shelf

Shelf for couples that live together. In a regular mode the supporters are inserted into the groves, and serves both as hangers as well as book supports. When the couple separates, the supporters are used as working tools. Each partner takes his/her share of the common property.
W: 250cm, L: 18cm, H: 20cm.
Powder Coated Metal, Oak Wood.
Studio Ve

Wednesday 1 December 2010

L’Arco della Pace bookcase

Coloured veneering and poplar plywood. Exhibited in Triennale , Design Museum Milano, October-November 2009.
Martino Gamper

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Z shelf

From Miron Lior, designer of the stackable Invisible Shelf, comes another artful, “invisible” way to display books. The powder-coated steel Z Shelf is a modular piece that can be arranged in a zigzag style, or an escalating shape on a wall. The front cover of any hardbound book conceals the hooks that keep the shelf in place, while a functional bracket joins the bound pages. The Z Shelf is easy to hang with built-in wall mounts, and looks best slightly askew. Your books are safe from gravity, if not prying hands.
Miron Loir


Designed in 2006 by artist/designer Jared Arp, the Eileen Shelving Unit debuted as the winning design in a furniture competition in Colorado, USA.
Jared Arp

Monday 29 November 2010

Framed objects

These frames—with a vase, shelf, or hooks—decorate and emphasize the objects held within. Turn flowers, books, keys, jewelry, articles of clothing, and other ordinary objects into works of art.

Sunday 28 November 2010

Herringbone spine bookcase

A new direction on modern storage. Angled shelves allow for a unique display of books, while a small footprint makes this a clever storage solution for smaller spaces.
• Sturdy metal with graphite powder-coated finish.
• Seven fixed, angled shelves allow for a unique display of books.
• The small silhouette is ideal for smaller spaces.
• 14"w x 15"d x 64.5"h.
West Elm

Thursday 25 November 2010

Booksellers Tokens campaign installation

An innovative installation has been created from thousands of books to launch the new Booksellers Tokens campaign in the lead-up to the busy Christmas gift-buying season. The installation, featured inside the Auckland Domestic Airport, consists of over 1,500 real books and weighs more than 375kg, standing at a striking 1.8m tall.

The campaign uses famous literary quotes and images to celebrate the fact that no other book voucher is accepted in as many bookshops throughout New Zealand, as a Bookseller Token. The books spell out one of the campaign taglines ‘To be accepted in 350 book shops or not to be’, pictured with the famous skull of Yorick, from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

The Booksellers Tokens installation will be hosted at the Auckland Domestic Airport until Monday 6 December 2010.
Booksellers New Zealand

Wednesday 24 November 2010

The New Memory Theater: What will be the new 'bookshelf'?

Forget what constitutes a 'book'. What will be the new 'bookshelf'?
What concerns me about the literary apocalypse that everybody now expects — the at least partial elimination of paper books in favor of digital alternatives — is not chiefly the books themselves, but the bookshelf. My fear is for the eclectic, personal collections that we bookish people assemble over the course of our lives, as well as for their grander, public step-siblings. I fear for our memory theaters.
Nathan Schneider

Shelf forest

Anna Smurygina

Tuesday 23 November 2010


I designed this a few years ago, and with the help of my saavy father, bent, welded and painted to put this together. There are also adjustable wood blocks that help in changing and arranging the display to fit my mood or lifestyle at a particular time.
Amy Busch

Friday 19 November 2010


Pallet è una libreria componibile che può essere fissata a parete o usata per dividere un ambiente, e allo stesso tempo custodisce e mette elegantemente in mostra il suo contenuto. Bellissimi anche i giochi di luce creati dalle doghe orizzontali, perfetto da inserire in un arredamento moderno. Pallet è stata realizzata in un solo pezzo ai fini della prototipazione.
Flavia Dalla Pellegrina

Thursday 18 November 2010

Zig Zag

An extremely versatile and modular bookcase, Zig Zag makes it possible to create different furnishing solutions. The two elements that make it up can be alternated in such a way as to obtain a partitioning structure or a wall bookcase, or can be singly used to make up half-circles or columns. Each Zig Zag element can be used as self-standing and is manufactured in micro-embossed, white-lacquered MDF board. Design: Aziz Sariyer

Wednesday 17 November 2010


An incredibly versatile bookcase module, Quby is made in rotomoulded polyethylene. Thanks to its shape, it easily accommodates books of all sizes, DVDs and CDs and can be hung on the wall, rest on the floor or combined and re-combined at will. Design Stefan Bench