Friday 26 February 2010

Hanging Bookcase

Using less material for its construction that typical bookcases, the Hanging Bookcase was inspired by the racks used to dry laundry. Each book envelopes a vertical wire (which positions it), with its base resting on a horizontal wire (which bears its weight). The space between the wires and books gives a high degree of transparency, and the bookcase itself is lightweight.
The grid format in which the books are arranged makes it easy to locate each specific book, and they can be easily categorised. The space between the wires differs, however, to suit different book thicknesses. At the left of the Hanging Bookcase, the wires are six centimetres apart; the remaining wires are four centimetres apart. The wires are tightly strung to resist deformation, even when significant weight is applied. The size of the bookcase was determined by the scale and load-bearing strength of steel wire.
The wires can also be used as bookmarks, with the book slotted onto the wire at the appropriate page. The yellow book cards, which are hung on the horizontal wires, can be used for classification purposes and to assist with locating books quickly.
Bao Haimo, Yu Renzhuo, Ma Hu, Yao Shuai, Yu Meng

Book Cell + Passage

Book Cell will gather editions from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation from the past 50 years, reinforcing the site specific nature of the work with the incorporation of one of the most precious streaks in the history of the cultural intervention of this institution.
The "Passage" represents a kind of symbolic "short cut across the world" in which we exist or dwell: through the factual, real world into the world of human culture, where reality is exchanged for another - virtual - reality, for the reality of word, text, sign, symbol, image, and back again.
The project itself is a metaphorical synthesis of a number of formal semantic elements: an entrance, a path, "endless walls" of books, mirrors, light, an exit and even the physical presence of the viewers themselves.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Human bookcase

Human furniture collection, created as a mix between the pragmatism and efficiency of thegeometrical shapes and sculptural beauty of human body. Realised in plastic and MDF or Corian.
Samal Design

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Chair bookcase

Developed as a chair and a bookcase simultaneously, the intention was to provide both the storage for and a seat in which to read.

Yanko Design

Wednesday 10 February 2010


Nutmeg finish bookcase, 26" self trim electric firebox and integrated on/off remote control.

Tuesday 9 February 2010

Shelf - computer

This is a living room computer disguised as a shelf to give a visual comfort when off and to maximize its potential when on. It has a set of speakers and a projector.
Shahaf Levavi

Monday 8 February 2010

Slim/Demi Slim

Books come to life in their invisible case. The shelves float in the room without taking up permanent visual residency, allowing the books to make the statement. Will do well in offices, loft spaces or anywhere where minimal design is appreciated. Place in a series or by itself.
Marianne van Ooij

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Short circuit

Beauty is sometimes overlooked because of scale. circuit boards have a beautiful and efficient pattern that perfectly serve their function; they hold and transport digital information. These bookshelves are inspired by the form of circuit boards and they will help to contain the physical information found in books.
Alexandra DiCairano

Tuesday 2 February 2010

Sweet nothing

Description: Book shelf
Materials: Gloss white powder coated steel
Dimensions: 24" (W) x 14" (D) x 20" (D)
Describer: Its sweet even where there is nothing on it but is also intended as functional shelving, concealing part of its contents in the form. Also ideal for an installation in series on a large wall.

Monday 1 February 2010