Thursday, 30 June 2011

Huanghuali Travelling Bookcase

Early 17th Century. Of nearly square form, fitting into a slightly larger shaped and carved base and conforming upright frame with a rounded toprail with ox-nose bail handle to enable transportation, and with a pair of foliate-form spandrels where each upright arm meets the base, with two framed rectangular doors opening to the interior fitted with single shelf and a row of two drawers at the bottom, the front rectangular lockplate with square openings to receive the metal members attached to the interior shelf
24in. (61cm.) high, 25in. (63.5cm.) wide, 11½in. (29.2cm.) deep
Christies

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Golden Shelf: BILLY bookcase

John Freyer on a Fulbright Fellowship Project in Stockholm, Sweden, organised an interdisciplinary workshop with Social Anthropologist Johan Lindquist, during which their students completed fieldwork studies in homes around Stockholm and then made modified BILLY bookcase creations in teams of artist/anthropologist collaborators. You can find their results on their site: http://billybookcase.com

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Building With Books

Building With Books began in 2004 as an elective course during MIT's January Term, IAP (Independent Activities Period).
More details here and here.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Ropeshelf


Ropeshelf is a bookcase where the usually solid, horizontal shelves are replaced by flexible, slant ones consisting of layers of rope fastened to a frame.
Laszlo Rozsnoki

Friday, 24 June 2011

Malus communis


Beyond the object, malus communis is a poetic place, a haven of peace. Since Eve offered Adam the forbidden fruit, the apple - fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil - has always been associated with temptation. Malus Communis symbolizes this temptation through the various media of knowledge and culture of our time such as the books, cd’s and dvd’s it contains. Nowadays, the shelf has become an object, even an essential tool to store one’s knowledge and culture. Malus Communis calls to meditation, under the tree, where you can directly consume the culture you’ve just picked.
Defact

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Jet Set


Jet Set is either Shelf Units, Installation Art or Signage pointing to your next destination of choice.(wall mounted)
250W x 130H x 620L
Material: 3mm white Acrylic.
Latorrecruz

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Lineweight

The 3 lines are made of plexiglass and represent 3 painted lines which become shelves as they come down. The lines also act as a dry-erase surface to write and draw things. Paint rollers are stored at the bottom, serving as erasers. In between the shelves, there are drawers that can hold different things depending on the size, ranging from letter size paper, to markers, to CDs etc.
Unleash

Monday, 20 June 2011

The Barnyard Method

There's nothing sheepish about this Merino. Keep anything from books, magazines, DVDs and CDs within its fleece of storage.
64cm W x 74cm H x 102cm D
Karton

Side table

The Original Book Works

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Will the home library survive the surge of the e-book?

"I've not actually read any of them. I just love the bindings." So said the actress Davinia Taylor earlier this year when she decided to put her house on the market – complete with its carefully-sourced collection of classic books. Rarely removed from their perch on a bookcase in the living room, their primary purpose was to disguise Taylor's walk-in fridge. And so, with the fridge no longer destined to be a feature in her life, the books were deemed redundant.
Read more at The Independent

Friday, 17 June 2011

Bookshelf is now on Facebook too

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Sallie Trout's bosun chair


Designer Sallie Trout built shelves in an inaccessible stairwell. She reaches them by using a bosun's chair that is fastened to a chain hoist hanging from the ceiling above.
Trout Studios

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Scroll bookshelf

Xin-Hung Lin, Pei-Yi Chiu, Chia-Rung Shu, & Wung-Bing Lin

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Bookshelf Cut

Seven levels held up by a number of piercing pins create an asymmetric system where the books can be placed in between the sticks in both directions. Finally, painted in black to enhance the graphic look. Made of birch and designed to be delivered in a flat package. Materials; sticks-birch/ levels-mdfboard/ lacque- environmentally friendly paint and finish. Bolted together at each level, designed to be versatile in its height.
Lina Nordqvist Design

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Skateboard bookshelves

Skateboards are full of energy - they're dynamic, their riders are always ollieing and railing and flipping - and the bookshelf should try to capture that movement.
Taylor Hamilton

Monday, 13 June 2011

Snowboard bookshelf

Approximately 5 feet tall x 2 feet wide. Exact dimensions will vary depending upon the skis used.
Snow Source

Friday, 10 June 2011

Long form library


This is a remarkable piece of furniture. The concept was to design an environment in which to read and contemplate. Just as crucial was the notion that the piece be incredibly modern in its aesthetic. Ron Arad, a designer you may be familiar with, often incorporates movement in his work. The library takes inspiration from this. Rather like the hull of a boat, the underside is curved, allowing steady gentle rocking, controlled by the occupant, as you would on a tree swing or an old rocking chair. It can hold up to 400 books of varying shapes and sizes, and/or several hundred CD's, DVD's, or indeed nothing at all, it is entirely up to you.
ifsodoso

Will tablets force bookcases to go the way of the TV armoire?

Will it disappear the same way the flat-screen killed off the TV armoire and Netflix killed off the DVD rack? Will the bookcase as a display of the well-read go the way of the photo album – replaced by the digital picture frame?
Tampa Bay Online

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Wow shelf

Inspired from the Latvian ethnographic symbol - mara - which reflects mothers' love and safety, seen in the wow cups cradle. Shelf is bent from single, specially cut aluminium sheet, fixed together and powder coated in different colours for different interiors. 'wow' is easily attached to wall by special fleece tape and shelf holds up to 42kg / 93lbs weight.
Arthur Analts

Monday, 6 June 2011

Tilt

Stainless steel, 2008
74 3/4”h x 17 3/4“w x 17 1/4”d (190cm x 45cm x 44cm)
Sebastian Errazuriz

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Cut

Seven levels held up by a number of piercing pins create an asymmetric system where the books can be placed in between the sticks in both directions. Finally, painted in black to enhance the graphic look. Made of birch and designed to be delivered in a flat package. Materials; sticks-birch/ levels-mdfboard/ lacque- environmentally friendly paint and finish. Bolted together at each level, designed to be versatile in its height.
Lina Nordqvist