Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Books need to be kept somewhere.

Books have always been an integral part of my life, and I’ve always owned too many of them. If there is such a thing as owning too many books, that is. One can never have enough of those, and problems arise when space becomes a scarcity. Bookshelves are the solution, no doubt. But what happens when the bookshelves themselves occupy too much space? You get hold of compact, smart, sleek bookshelves. That fit within the corner pockets of rooms, and still hold all the wonderful books that you can’t even think of throwing out, even though you sometimes have to in order to create space.

The Equation bookshelf, designed by Marcos Breder, is a simple idea to divide things in priority order.

The Folding bookshelves are innovative and practical.

Designer Da-Eun Song designed the shelf that spells shelf. It doesn’t hold those many things, but it’s a great way to decorate a wall.

Designed by Doris Kisskalt, the Flexitube is mobile and fixes into any corner and changes into the sculpture of a shelf.

The Magnetique shelf, designed by Nils Holger Moormann, consists of a steel sheet that can be mounted onto a wall horizontally or vertically.

The Ceiling bookshelf, follows the concept that a place 99.9% of people don’t use can be used in a practical way to store books.


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