Thursday 28 July 2016

Rolling bookcase

The designed product is a made from a gas pipe. This bookcase is based on rolling. This unexpected movement of bookcase subverts our feeling. It is ideal for spaces where pressure and stress prevail.
Petroula Labrinakou

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Cerridwen Bookcase

Arts and Crafts bookcase offering concealed storage space behind the Glasgow Style inlayed doors. The inlay is maple, pewter and a contrasting dyed wood. Each compartment has two adjustable shelves.
54" W x 17 1/2" D x 38" H
Kevin Rodel

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Huxley's Ladder

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.” Thomas Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog”

A bookshelf for full utilization of space just under 8'/2.4m common minimum ceiling height with user accessibility. A pair of A-frame ladder structures with crossing rungs support six shelves loaded with books of virtually all sizes and allows a person to step up to reach objects at the top level. The shelves range from deepest at the bottom to narrowest at the top. This encourages distribution of large/heavy books toward the bottom and smaller/lighter books toward the top for stability. The structures are made of solid quartered white oak and the shelves of varnished MDF.
Marc Scimé

Monday 25 July 2016

Friday 22 July 2016

Garden Library at RHS Tatton Park

The Library Chair

Combining the old school appeal of a ‘club’ chair with a modern and eminently functional design, there are almost 27 feet of book shelf space as well as a concealed compartment under the seat to hide your secrets. The button-cushion upholstery provides a very comfortable deep seat, perfect for sitting and reading, enveloped by your library!

 On rolling castors for easy movement.

 Can be upholstered in any material and painted in any color. Stained veneer available on top shelf at additional cost.

Alexander Love

Thursday 21 July 2016


The tilted angle of the top shelf provides a variety of options for storing books – they can be opened to display particular pages, for example, draped over the angled top or stacked on a slant.

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Bookworm rug

Using 100% woven polyester, these premium quality area rugs boast an exceptionally soft touch and high durability. Available in three versatile sizes (2' x 3', 3' x 5', 4' x 6') they are the perfect accent to any room in your home, featuring thousands of designs from your favorite artists on a subtle chevron pattern. Machine washable; non-skid pad not included.
Cassia Beck

Tuesday 19 July 2016

War of Words: 21st century conflict book press

5 volume extendable little library exploring modern conflict in contemporary literature, consisting of:
– Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds
– Owen Sheers’ Pink Mist
– Cara Hoffman’s Be Safe I Love You
– Dan O’Brien’s War Reporter
– Jon Ronson’s The Men Who Stare At Goats
Laminated oak end panels edged in white (300mm x 200mm).
Threaded rods 300mm long with zinc-plated washers and wing nuts.
The Book Barge

Friday 15 July 2016


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Thursday 14 July 2016


A bookshelf built of a forest of supports of different widths and depths. All of the supports have a standard 9cm2 cross-section, so the wider supports are shallower in depth, and vice versa. As a result, the bookshelf is like a forest full of trees at different stages of growth, in which books and objects can wander like animals between the trees, seeking shelter in different places and directions.

Wednesday 13 July 2016

Yangzhou Zhongshuge bookshop

A tunnel of books in the waterside bookshop in Zhen Yuan where bookshelves are reflected by the floor below, designed to look like water. The walls are a homage to the local arched bridges.

Friday 8 July 2016


Can be used in any orientation and freely combined to create a full variety of forms. The system includes four horizontal and four vertical pieces, of which the former can be used as shelves and the latter as bookends. The space between the shelves seems random, but was generated by calculations designed to maximise usable space.

Thursday 7 July 2016

Cheft seat-shelf

Inspired by Persian architectural patterns, The CHEFT Seat-Shelf is a combination of three pieces, each made from several interlocking elements which slide in and out of each other through specifically designed grooves, No nails, glue or screws are needed for assembly
Size: 170 cm X 148 cm x 30 cm
Material: MDF, Walnut laminate
Studio Pousti

Wednesday 6 July 2016

Library in the shape of an eye: Tianjin Binhai Library

An oval opening, punctured through the building is propped open by the Eye, a mirrored sphere with an auditorium, which takes the main stage within the atrium and enlarges the perceived space within. Terraced bookshelves which echo the form of the sphere create an interior, topographical, landscape whose contours reach out and wrap around the façade. In this way, the stepped bookshelves within are represented on the outside, with each level doubling up as a louvre.

“The Eye is the centre of the library. It ‘hollows out’ the building and creates, out of bookshelves, an environment to sit, to read, to hang out, to climb and to access, to create an organic social space,” explains MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas. “In its heart is the auditorium which mirrors the environment, giving a 360 degree panorama of the space inside; a truly reflective and pensive environment.”

Tuesday 5 July 2016


  • Explore bookshelves to dig up your next read.
  • Digitize your library by taking a Shelfie.
  • Create a profile and share your collection.
  • Rediscover your books, read and listen anywhere

Monday 4 July 2016

Hidden library: Albion Barn

Hidden library in Oxfordshire barn conversion. The Albion Barn project includes offices wrapped around a central, hidden library with four secret doors which, when opened, connect the different areas. When the doors are closed, the room is lined on all four sides by bookshelves.
Studio Seilern

Albion Barn from Christina Seilern on Vimeo.
Via dezeen

Friday 1 July 2016

Sundial bookshelf

The shelves of this bookshelf are arrayed at slightly different angles, like the shadows cast by a sundial, so that the books placed on them and the look of the bookshelf itself are also always changing.