Wednesday 31 August 2016

Slices bookshelf

Wall modules that interpret the classic bookshelf, turning it into a three-dimensional decorative element, inspired by the world of adventure and nature based on '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' which recalls sea depth, with a double square module that is represented by a pack of sardines, and a rectangular form, 'Scilla', with a tentacle of the sea monster of Greek mythology. 'The Jungle Book' includes two square modules with giant leaves of Monstera Deliciosa shapes.
Alessandra Meacci

Monday 29 August 2016

Penthouse bookcase

São Paulo penthouse.  The library has floor-to-ceiling wooden shelves suggesting that even the books can serve as future space lining. From this space, there is a spectacular view looking out on the city of São Paulo, framed by a window that interrupts the punctuated sequence of the modules of the bookstand. (h/t Lloyd Alter)
Studio mk27

Friday 26 August 2016

Wells Cathedral chained library tours

Wells Cathedral has one of the very few chained libraries remaining in Britain. Come and see chained books and hear the history of the unique library which dates from 1450. This is a taster tour of around 25 minutes as part of an Open Door event in Wells and offering an insight in small groups of 8. Unfortunately the tour is not suitable for wheelchairs. 
September 9, 12.30-1pm
Book via Eventbrite

Thursday 25 August 2016

Floating bookshelf

"A pair of Vietnamese high school students from the south-central province of Binh Dinh have developed a bookshelf able to float. The model, recently awarded the grand prize at the provincial inventors contest for students, was created by 11th graders Le Quang Hoan and Le Thi Bich Quyen in Tuy Phuoc District... The idea of a floating shelf came to the pair when they were the 10th graders at High School No. 3 Tuy Phuoc. Quyen recalled a deluge that swept through her house and completely submerged the wooden shelf containing her coursebooks and materials."

Monday 8 August 2016

Bookshelf on holiday

The Bookshelf staff are having a nice sit down and a rest for a bit. We'll resume transmission at the end of the month.

Thursday 4 August 2016

Stair bookcase

For a private house in Muswell Hill, London.
"We were asked to convert the loft of a private house into a bedroom with a study, which was to include a large bookcase, whilst still keeping to a very tight budget. As the conversion required the creation of a new staircase to the loft, we designed a combined solution that incorporated the staircase and bookcase into a single element."
Tamir Addadi

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Transitory bookshelf

This bookshelf responds to a well-known dilemma: books pile up in our homes because we don’t have time to read them. Transitory Bookshelf combines two sloping platforms that help us to manage this problem: the "read!" section reminds us that we should take the time to read; the "read." section helps us to digest recently read books before they blend into our main bookshelf. Made of aluminium composite, this object is manufactured using a single-step digital cutting and engraving process. Once folded and glued, it is perfectly rigid.
Robert Stadler Studio

Tuesday 2 August 2016


"The profiles of the buildings in big cities have been my source of inspiration. The breakdown of the volumes of the buildings has created a series of staggered floors which may contain several objects, creating a fascinating urban setting.The open side allows you to see the books collection, beyond the limits of narrow frontal view"
Victor Vasilev

Monday 1 August 2016

Revolving bookcases

A new interpretation of traditional revolving bookcases. Folkform believe, that in this time of increased digitalisation of texts, the book as a physical object will become increasingly desirable and that the reader will prefer a smaller number of well chosen volumes housed in a beautiful piece of furniture to a large number of books in a wall-to-wall bookcase.