Thursday 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas to all our readers

And look out for news of a new bookish book by the author of Bookshelf and Improbable Libraries next year...

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Christmas tree bookcase

Bookcase for 10-12" dolls
Great for playscale diorama or roombox, not only for Christmas time
Height 26cm, width 13cm, depth 4.5cm
Made of plywood. Can be painted with acrylic or wood stained
Available finishes: shabby, standard, shabby+varnish, standard+varnish

Monday 19 December 2016

Archway: Shining a light on your favourite reads

Issue: Unorganized reading material and lack of lighting while reading
Goal: A way to provide reading material while also providing light while reading
Alexandra Sakalian

Friday 16 December 2016

Star Wars R2D2 bookshelf,

A very solid, heavy piece that would look awesome in any fan's themed room.
Birch Ply, MDF, and Italian Poplar.
4ft (H) x 16"(D) x 34.5"(W)
Weight: 92 lbs
WoodCurve on Etsy

Thursday 15 December 2016

Star Wars TIE Fighter Bookshelf

This is a beginner project that you should be able to complete in one weekend. Follow along and build one for yourself or the Star Wars fan in your life.
Handmadewithashley on Buildsomething

Friday 9 December 2016

Ara bookshelf

A bookshelf designed for the transient reader with few books. The name "ara", is an interjection describing an "aha!" moment - a feeling the user would get when interacting with the shelf.
Elvin Chu

Monday 5 December 2016

Contemplate bookshelf

Inspired by one of the existing eco houses in Edmonton—a house that strives to reduce its environmental footprint by reclaiming or reusing materials (wood, metal, etc.), and by conserving energy and maintaining energy efficiency—a wall mounted bookshelf was designed to carry a message that is congruent with the message of the eco house. By its very existence, the eco house raises awareness of the environmental concerns that are closely tied to our daily activities. Similarly, the bookshelf also acts as a sign that warns and reminds the viewer about existing environmental concerns, particularly those associated with our consumption rate as compared to the availability of natural, raw materials. In particular, it serves to raise awareness about our paper consumption rate in comparison to the growth rate of the forests.
Yuri Shin

Friday 2 December 2016

1,285 nails: Rocking chair bookcase

This is a project I came up with for my final in Sculpture II. The theme was to create a sight specific sculpture and I decided to build a chair-bookcase for the library of my University in order for students to understand that you can go to the library even when you don't have finals and relax, read a book or just daydream. Because many people got that wrong I need to make clear that I built this chair on my own and that's why the name of this project is dedicated to the number of nails that I screwed with tools (1.285)
Sofia Alexiou

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Book light bookshelf

A lamp specially made for when you sit in your favorite armchair, reading a book. The copper pipe is movable, so you can adjust the lightsource. there is also a dimming function to adjust the brightness of the lightbulb. The copper pipe is attached to a box that hangs on the wall. The bottom part of the box is designed to be a shelf where you can place your favorite books.
Sara Gretteberg

Thursday 24 November 2016

8BY4 bookcase

Horizontal and vertical interlocking planks offset to create a dimensional composition with a variety of shelf height and depth slot and node jointed together without any fixings.

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Mobile Space Divider

Designed for Bar Studio located in the monumental Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, made in 50's in communist Poland in the characteristic style of Social Realism. The idea was to provide multifunctional mobile space dividers to arrange space according to type of the event, add small scale "warm" interior elements. Each unit is made of rustic plywood laquered to honey hue, black wooden base and black steel elements. Its form resemble free standing shelf units popular in soviet era as functional dividers built in small flats.
Michał Jońca

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Epitypephio bookshelf

A tribute to a deceased typographer who still lives in their works. This is my homage to John Baskerville, printer, publisher and  typographer. The selected letter was the lowercase “g”, and it represents the book. It is built by the union of 56 layers of hand-cut paper. The box is cut on plywood, engraved with laser and works as the bookshelf.
Guisasola Design

Thursday 17 November 2016

Albatross bookshelf

Hanging in the corner between two walls creates a great little library.
Measurements: (cm) 45 x 23.5 x 63
Made in plywood, lacquered in colors chosen by the customer.

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Morioka Shoten

Morioka Shoten is a tiny bookstore of “a Single Room with a Single Book” in Tokyo. It sells only one book; more precisely, multiple copies of one title that changes weekly, with a small book-inspired art exhibition on the walls. Its challenging, minimalistic philosophy and well-curated shows attract numerous visitors from all over the world.

Monday 14 November 2016

Swing bookshelf

Bookcase in white, black, or graphite embossed lacquered steel.
Design: Pierpaolo Zanchin
cattelan italia

Thursday 10 November 2016

Beehive bookcase

Beehive-shaped bookcase containing student theses at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, San Jose State University, California
The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by photographer Robert Dawson

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Trump bookcase

Model: Trump
Material: LACQUER: White
Dimensions As Shown: D: 16 W: 13 H: 72
Designed by Gino Carollo

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Yule bookcase

Sometimes there is no more space along the walls to add a library. Yule can be placed anywhere and fixed to the ceiling. Its shape, slim at the base and larger at the top, allows you to use the room at the top and to pass beneath. Capacity equal to a linear shelf 5m.

Monday 7 November 2016

Home at Arsenale

The curators conceived a 1:1 site-specific inhabitable spatial wooden structure, an abstract compact home performing as a curated library that operates as a platform for exploring the concepts of home and dwelling.
Home at Arsenale

Wednesday 2 November 2016

La Libreria

For Milan Design Week Corraini Edizioni asked different designer to translate a furniture into a poster. We designed our idea of the bookcase.

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Полка Soviet 70

Размеры — 1250 х 220 х 470 мм
Материал — массив древесины американского ореха, латунь
Отделка — натуральное тунговое масло
Fly Massive

Monday 31 October 2016

Book dress

Friday 21 October 2016


Shelf bends on one side when a book is place on that side. The materials used are birchwood for the shelf structure, maple wood for the center resting rod, rubber beneath the base for better grip on the floor or desk. The night lamp has a LED light, the intensity of which can be controlled for user customization.
Nikhil Gala

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Books Print Dress

Colourful dress with books print. Each book has parody title and writer. Spaghetti straps with low back. 100% Viscose.

Friday 14 October 2016

Barn conversion guest house library

It is a book room with rather more to it than meets the eye. Wanting a place to display her treasured collection, Emma Burns, senior decorator at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, transformed a converted barn at her country home into a sitting-room-cum-guest-cottage full of hidden surprises and witty details.
House & Garden

Thursday 13 October 2016

Meredith library seat

Cette "bibli-banquette" puise son inspiration dans un classique du mobilier, la méridienne. Le nom de ce fauteuil tout en longueur désigne en vieux français, la sieste de l'après-midi. Dans sa version bois, Meredith invite, elle, à faire une pause littéraire. Un meuble multifonctions qui s'adapte à toutes les pièces de la maison...
Du Bon Sens

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Globe Reader

Imaginez une bibliothèque autrement qu'avec des lignes verticales, horizontales et parallèles. Globe Reader est plus qu'un simple rangement dédié aux livres, elle investit l'espace comme un objet décoratif. Disposez comme bon vous semble les éléments. Empilez les ouvrages pour suivre le dessin des continents. Laissez libre cours à votre imagination. Une création résumée en ces quelques mots de Victor Hugo: "Lire c'est voyager; voyager c'est lire."
Du Bon Sens

Monday 10 October 2016

Book trench

Due to the north-east monsoon, waves greatly reach and moisten the oceanic trenches of northern Taipei, Taiwan from March to May, which propagates the growth of the seaweed. The design aims to capture the image of such an unique landscape. The green and parallel trenches were turned into well-proportioned bookshelf, creating multiple spaces to place books of varied sizes.
Chialing Chang in collaboration with Alyson Lien.