6 Intriguing Bookshelves

Between The Lines

“Between Lines” By WOKmedia

The work consists of laser cut stainless steel letter bands and then rubber coated in black. Each of the 2.7 meter letter bands can be coiled up to a small roll, unfolded and re-shaped to an infinite array of configurations. Without additional brackets the letter bands are simply screwed to the wall.


“Bookwave Hanging Storage” via Better Living Through Design

This hanging shelf by designer Mehtap Obuz is constructed of felt fabric and stainless steel. I can see it working well for newspapers or magazines, or even to store clothes all while adding a structural form to a room.


“REK” by Reinier de Jong

REK is a expanding bookcase that grows with your book collection. The more books the bigger the bookcase gets. The zigzag shaped parts slide in and out to accommodate books in the resulting voids.

“Oh, the Farmer and the Cowman Should be Friends” by Ron Arad

Used as a apart of an exhibition held in London at the Timothy Taylor Gallery awhile back, this shelf designed by Ron Arad is truly a unique piece indeed. Unfortunately, it isn’t buyable, but at least you can still imagine the many possibilities with it.

“Magnetique” by Andrew Liszewski

Endless arrangements await you with the Magnetique shelving system. The shelves use a metal sheet that can be mounted horizontally or vertically on your wall, and a collection of magnetically backed boxes that can be attached in any position. I would be cautious when it comes to mixing magnets and electronics, the shelves seem useful for holding books or non-magnetic based media. (Up to 6lbs.)

Folding Bookshelf

“Folding Bookshelf” via Freshome

Here is a unique and innovative shelving solution I really enjoy. The shelves are made of tough and steady cherry wood and they can be laid down, stood up, turned 90 degrees, used horizontally or vertically. It’s very practical because you can arrange the books in an interesting way, as you can see from these pictures.


2 Responses to “6 Intriguing Bookshelves”

  1. 1 Mackenzie Kaplan February 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    The wood slat bookshelf really stands out for me. It is equally attractive and functional.

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