12 Awesome BookShelves

Friday, May 7, 2010

1. Comic Shelves
We’re always looking for new and creative ways to store our DVDs, and these shelves made by Italian design company Lago sure qualify. Called Tangram, the line comprises seven different shelf shapes, each obtained from the “decomposition” of your basic square. By combining the shapes in creative ways, your storage space becomes artwork. You can make your shelves look like people, animals, Star Wars vehicles. (www.opmonline.com)

2. Bookcase shaped like the map
 A bookcase shaped like the map of the United States of America, is a cool creation by Ron Arad. (www.opmonline.com)

3. Pacman Bookshelf

Puckman bookcase is made of shining varnished wood. The Colour is yellow to remind the famous character of the 80ies cult videogame “the Pac-man” and it is a solid structure easy to build on. It is possible to hang it by a practical Wooden hang.The Puckman bookcase present a little distance from the wall to allow TV wires or other wires to pass it through. (www.opmonline.com)

4. Stairs Bookcase 

Here’s a great idea for anyone who loves books and doesn’t have enough apartment space or a Kindle: a “secret staircase” made of English oak, lined with books left, right and center, leading to a loft bedroom in a Victorian 1898 apartments block 70m2 apartment was remodeled by London-based Levitate Architects, who created “a new bedroom level and increasing the floor area of the flat by approximately one third.” The staircase is both the way to access the bedroom and a perfect place to store books, movies or CDs. “With a skylight above lighting the staircase, it becomes the perfect place to stop and browse a tome,” says Levitate’s Tim Sloan, who also pointed out the unique structure of each step, allowing for anyone to comfortably sit down while picking a book. (www.opmonline.com)

5. Cave Bookshelf
Close yourself in the book cave.This bookshelf designed by Sakura Adachi, provide reading place or cave, just and book, it is a good place you communicate with book. It features cave gives a feeling of hiding from others standing around it, books can be stored on both sides. (www.opmonline.com)

6. Bookseat Chair
Useful if you have a really really small apartment, or you just appreciate bookshelf-cum-furniture design, the plywood Bookseat stores your TV Guide copy of War and Peace handily within reach. Alternatively, if you think books are old hat, you could store your DVDs and computer mags in it. Some might think Bookseat is design convergence gone mad, but we think it’s simple, neat and that you’ll be seeing it in waiting rooms of trendy offices everywhere. (www.opmonline.com)

7. Cartoon Bookshelf
Vincent Thomas Leman’s furniture design is like something straight out of a cartoon. Leman’s collection looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland and is basically “traditional furniture” that is stretched, curved, stacked and stepped to fit his design intentions. (www.opmonline.com)

8. The bed that fits in a bookcase
With space being at such a premium in crowded cities, an upstart young designer has devised a bookcase that transforms into a bed. Looking like a large wall jigsaw puzzle, the mattress stands upright in four sections, surrounding five storage shelves which are suspended in mid-air by a wall mounted frame. When the mattress sections are placed on the floor they slot together to form the bed. (www.opmonline.com)

9. Seemingly Impossible Spiral Bookcase Design
Seb Przd – a skilled photographer – has created this highly compelling set of seemingly impossible bookcases to showcase his skills as a photographer. (www.opmonline.com)

10. Coffin Bookcase 
Morbid, maybe, but sustainable as well: this combination wooden bookcase-and-coffin idea takes the concept of eco-friendly “cradle-to-grave” and applies it with dark literal humor. (www.opmonline.com)

11. The inverted bookshelf
The inverted bookshelf turns a bit of your living room upside down as it hangs all of the books from the bottom instead of supporting them from below. It’s a satisfying optical trick and doesn’t damage any of the books. In fact, you can take books in and out of it whenever you want. (www.opmonline.com)

12. Balancing Books
Most things we attach to our walls are fixed, not fluid, and cannot be easily moved or changed. It is the things within our bookcases, on top of our shelves and so forth that are the mobile parts – not the furnishings, fixtures and furniture. This balancing bookshelf is a notable exception to the rule. (www.opmonline.com)




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