Wednesday 30 May 2012


Equipped with movable shelves and available in left or right symmetrical compositions, so that they can be used together in combination. Design: J.L.Berthet/Denis Vasset

Tuesday 29 May 2012

The Paper Bookshelf

We've been trying to think through what the digital evolution of the bookshelf might be. And this campaign is our first attempt at fumbling through an answer.
Paper Bookshop

Monday 28 May 2012

Growing cabinet

In contrast to other cabinets, the drawers of "growing cabinet" are located on the side. By pulling the drawer, extra space evolve, which can be use as a temporary storage if needed. This kind of interaction makes it a "living" object, that changes its shape and size according to its usage. Sizes: 150 x 85 x 35, extracted 150 x 145 x 35 Material: Plywood, MDF, PU-finish, mechanical components (steel)
Yi-Cong Lu

Friday 25 May 2012

The Standing Library

The standing library is actually a rotating library, where the top stays still but the below part rotates. Made of solid oak and metal, it sits on a tripod base giving personality to a simple reading corner.
Nayef Francis Design Studio

Thursday 24 May 2012

Reading chair

Made from a set of tiny Funk & Wagnall's encyclopedias, pencils and salvaged wood This Into That

Sunday 20 May 2012

Book chair

Poltrona libreria costruita con listelli di abete di varie dimensioni, cunei da falegname e parquet industriale.

Friday 18 May 2012

Bookshelf book reviewed in Los Angeles Times

The wit and delight that the designers seem to have taken in making these bookshelves collides head-on with the rise in reading on hand-held devices.
Mary MacVean in the LA Times

Thursday 17 May 2012

Libreria Nomade/Nomadic Bookcase

Born out of personal necessity as a simple NID (Non-Intentional Design). It is essentially a bookcase made from plastic orange crates but is practical, versatile, coloured, transportable and infinite. The point in question is: can a logo go further than NID and transform some plastic crates into a design product?
Studio Inesistente

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Stand Alone

The average bookshelf or bookends could prevent books from tilting. However when we remove one book, the adjacent books may tilt or fall. The more books that are removed will increase the problem. By using the special column arrangement of this new product called STAND ALONE this problem is solved. This new and innovative bookshelf on the wall makes each book stand upright, even with the absence of adjacent books. In this way the user can more easily classify the books.
Chihlin Chiang

Monday 14 May 2012


Re-embodiment of a coiled liquorice wheel becoming a play of tubes, Liquorice is an innovative bookshelf in rotomoulded polyethylene. Cheekily irreverent, it treats books with respect and can be hung on its own or become part of varied combinations.

Thursday 10 May 2012

Bookshelf book reviewed in Wall Street Journal

"My own bookshelves are conventionally functional, unlike many of the bookshelves pictured in Mr. Johnson's paean to the physicality of the bound and printed word. Many of the featured bookshelves are more like sculpture than furniture, but they nonetheless store books. If bookshelves eventually go the way of spinning wheels and washboards, Mr. Johnson's book will remind our descendants of the whimsy and glory of making theater out of book storage"
Wall Street Journal

Wednesday 9 May 2012


Ab 2012 wird es erstmals eine kleine Serie des neu aufgelegten Buchtisches geben. Dieser ist von nun an vorerst nur in schwarz verfügbar! Für alle, die ihre Bücher lieben und ihnen ein schönes Plätzchen geben wollen, ist dies das geeignete Produkt. Ob neben dem Bett, dem Sofa oder am Sessel.
Studio Voigt Dietrich

Tuesday 8 May 2012


The idea is to create a 'low air-resistance' piece of furniture. The inspiration comes from aeronautics (Aliante is the italian word for glider) and the shape of the shelves reminds the wings of the aircraft. The winglets at the end of the shelves also create the bookends. The overall dimensions of the bookshelf are quite big (2,2 mt high and 2,7 mt wide) despite its very light and slim structure.
Davide Anzalone

Monday 7 May 2012

UnWaste bookcase

The UnWaste bookcase, a collaboration between architect Ben Milbourne (Bild Architecture), eco-designer Leyla Acaroglu (Eco Innovators) and specialist furniture designer David Waterworth (Against the Grain); is the inventive response to a challenging brief and an adventurous client, resulting in a sustainably designed full-wall rotating library.

Friday 4 May 2012


Magazines are the most popular “books” in today houses and offices. They represent the society, its mobility, and the continual research of actuality. Today’s reading materiel by their informative quality become books that we don’t want to separate from. Freccia represents an answer to the necessity to find a place to store and move magazines.
Aram Lello

Thursday 3 May 2012

Fold Out-Fold up

The idea is that you fold them out to cover anything shameful you might have behind. So if you have an embarrassing book case with lots of Mills and Boon or the Twilight books or something, you fold out my book shelf cover and put it in front.
Isabel Greenberg

Wednesday 2 May 2012

A bookish corner: Bookshelf in the Chicago Tribune

Be it a hammock on a balcony, a pile of pillows squeezed into the corner of a landing or a recliner beside a fireplace in an oak-paneled library, creating an area devoted to reading is a deeply personal endeavor to be filled with those things that bring out your best literary self... "At a time when there are so many other...things yelping for our attention, a temple to reading appears more important than ever," said Alex Johnson, author of "Bookshelf" (Thames and Hudson), a very cool compilation of creatively designed bookshelves, due out in May.
Chicago Tribune

Tuesday 1 May 2012


Wooden bookshelf thought for those who need to add new shelves but have no more free space along the walls. It can be placed everywere in the room and fixed to the ceiling. Yule optimizes the room at the top and allows you to walk above.
Claudia Bignoli