By Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay at design studio Raw Edges for Italian brand Lema. The idea behind the design is that many novels, once read are never reread, but passed on to friends, given away or even destroyed. Booken uses these books as an intrinsic part of the support system of the bookshelf (or side table for books). Conversely, favourite books can also be stored in this way with favourite passages marked by one of the 20 oak ‘bookmarks' supplied as part of the shelf. Booken can also be wall hung and comes in two open pore colours allowing the texture of the wood grain to show through the lacquer colour.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Monday, 31 March 2014
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
In her Seamless collection, Iraqi-British “starchitect” Zaha Hadid fuses complex curvilinear geometries with detailed ergonomic research, invoking a new design language driven by advances in digital processes and cutting-edge fabrication techniques. Produced in 2009 by UK-based manufacturing brand Established & Sons, this collection includes the dynamic wall-mounted Serif 4 Shelf, offered here in a bespoke white color. This biomorphic design is part of an edition of 12.
Friday, 7 March 2014
An intriguing alternative way of 'shelving' from Spineless Classics, an entire book in poster format designed around each book's central theme. We've been roadtesting The Hobbit at Bookshelf HQ but there are lots of other examples from The Origin of Species and the Bible to the MGB Haynes Manual and Shakespeare.