Friday 30 September 2016

Library wallpaper

A clever bookcase design. Consists of two separate wallpaper rolls that can be pasted alternately to provide more variety to the design. For sizing calculations: The vertical distance between each shelf is 25.5cm with each cross shelf measuring 1.5cm in height.
Andrew Martin

Thursday 29 September 2016


Modular wall mounted bookcase made with solid wood and lacquered metal.

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Spread 10Y magazine rack

Since the summer of 2011, for many months, spread (BTp-Bund 10Y) was the most used and worrying word in Italy. Newspapers and magazines all over the world have spoken daily about Italy and its debt: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Save. Spread 10Y is a handcrafted wooden magazine rack designed to combine the "news" with the now "(in)famous" graph. It also maps the transition between the Silvio Berlusconi government and that of Mario Monti.
Photos by Sebastiano Pitruzzello
Studio Inesistente

Friday 23 September 2016

Book partition

More books are printed every year, read and discarded. Even though many are taken to charity shops, they mostly go unsold and the charities have to pay for the books to be sent to landfill. The Paperback Partition is made from this waste, creating an aesthetically pleasing and interesting divide in a room. It provides both good heat insulation, and acoustic insulation. Research showed that most people felt that books as objects were beautiful and they enjoyed their solidness, colour and texture, which the partition shows off.
Lula Dot

Thursday 22 September 2016

Baker's Dozen Bookcase

Bring a utilitarian touch to your abode with this shelved ironwork unit from an English bakery at the turn of the 20th century. Moveable wheels.
203cm H, 195cm W, 61cm D

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Reading steps

A 19th century structure removed from context and re-imagined. A spiraling staircase – a fragment of a coil – standing in half shadow. It’s no longer a means to go somewhere, it has become the somewhere. Once held up by four walls, it is now re-mastered and self-supporting. Leavened by gravity and steel, heavy as the shadows. The oak and pine is pitted with a century and a half of daily rituals. It was discovered as a crumbling splinter of its former self. Careful, painstaking repairs have paved the way for its new function. A discrete yet bold intervention – a seat in place of steps, where dark cushions encourage you to pause. An old thoroughfare is now a place to stop, and read. In solitary contemplation, or intimate recital. The Reading Steps disorder the previous function, and create a new calm certainty. It’s about the beauty of a quiet disruption.James Plumb

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Cemetery bookshelf: Jüdischer Friedhof Krems

The first public library in a Jewish cemetery. Designed as a memorial by Michael Clegg and Martin Guttman - the Jewish cemetery was virtually destroyed under the Third Reich - the artists created these bookcases in Krems in the size and shape of a grave stone with glass doors. It contains a carefully selected collection of books in German, English and Hebrew focusing on Jewish philosophy and the history of death.
Institut für historische Intervention 

Monday 19 September 2016

Grow bookcase

A solid wood contoured shape and metal backsplashes compose a sculptural totem with a vertical development, where exhibiting objects or storing books.
Paolo Salvadè

Thursday 15 September 2016


An unrelated object falls from the top creating holes in the shelves before crushing on the floor. This produces a field in which one can insert a pot plant or a sculpture that can live with books.

Monday 12 September 2016

Thursday 8 September 2016

Dune bookshelf

Dimensions: 2450 x 2450 x 380mm, 85kg
12 mm laminated birch plywood
Ships flat, assembly and wall-mounting required
Jaanus Orgusaar

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Citybook bookshelf

A modular bookcase, flexible and suitable to any space. It grows out of a new interpretation of Housebook, designed for a single book. Modules are linked together by small magnets.
Mr. Less & Mrs. More

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Housebook bookshelf

The Housebook table has a similar design to a house with a roof that a book can be placed upon to keep your page. The space below can be used to place cups or small books.
Dimensions: cm 21x21xh88
Material: sheet iron
Designers: Antonella Di Luca and Ubaldo Righi
Mr. Less & Mrs. More

Monday 5 September 2016

Hash bookcase

A modular bookshelf. It is possible to make many combinations based on two modules, as well as combine them under different angles (turn to 90 degrees). The shelf is made of steel, powder painting.
Line Studio

Friday 2 September 2016

INDRA bookcase

INDRA moves and grows much like the stories contained in the books it holds, weaving and tumbling along. Created in response to the strict formal language of traditional shelving and storage, INDRA enlivens space. Divorcing itself from the wall and corner—the final resting place for most bookshelves—INDRA becomes a part of the living environment. When used as a central piece in a room it serves a secondary function as a space divider, allowing its contents to be accessed from all sides.
Bradley Bowers (and here)

Thursday 1 September 2016

Wye Vintage White bookshelf wallpaper

Classic bookshelf wallpaper pattern printed on a high quality uncoated FSC mix paper (dark and yellow versions also available) . This wallpaper is named after the famous market town of Hay-on-Wye commonly know as the 'town of books'. We spent hours hunting high and low for all the old books featured in the design.