From the designers who love their job… and books!
Nearly two dozen unexpected and creative solutions for a very ordinary purpose. The book lovers have gone out of their way by creating these exquisite bookshelves.
1. Dr. Who shelf
It not only looks like the police box, in which the main character of this cult British TV show (35 seasons!) was travelling, but also once you open the doors it will play the music from Dr. Who!
2. This circular shelf is ideal for reflection… or sleeping
The designer of this shelf inspired by Asian travel libraries popular in the past, created the Archive II, symbolizing and uniting nomad’s library, transport system, and private space. Made in the shape of a wheel, this library allows you to step in and get lost with a ton of books. Currently, Archive II is owned by and exhibited in main library of the Danish Roskilde University.
3. Floral shelf
The owner of this extraordinary library in Venezuela didn’t want to have an ordinary TV on the wall of her living room and instead came up with this design of shelves forming a mandala (a Sanskrit word for “circle”) – the spiritual and ritual symbol of Indian religions, representing the universe.
4. Bookshelf chair
This handmade armchair entices by a rich selection of books.
5. Map of the USA
This masterpiece by designer Andrey Saltykov decorates his home in the UK. The “map” hanging in his living room is perfect for a geography lesson: the shelves are shaped into American States and there are 600 light bulbs symbolizing the country’s largest cities. Even distant Alaska and Hawaii are not left without attention; the shelves in the form of these states are hanging in other parts of the designer’s house.
6. Dome bookshelf
7. Cat-friendly shelf
This shelf ‘s design includes multiple steps that cats loving to watch over their territory will greatly enjoy.
8. Floating shelves
Invisible clip will make your books “fly” along the walls.
9. Book worm
Shelf, which, thanks to its original curved shape and a lamp at the top, is also a convenient place where you can relax with a book in hands.
10. Light up book shelf
11. Scale Bookcase
Конструкция крепится на стену и позволяет наглядно увидеть соотношение уже прочитанных книг с теми, до которых руки пока не дошли… отличная мотивация.
12. Tree shelves
13. Another light up book shelf
14. Piano shelf
15. Diamond shelf
By rotating usual shapes you can achieve some very interesting visual effects.
16. Bookshelf staircase
Every up and down on this staircase will end up with a book in your hands.
17. Honeycomb shelf
The hexagonal shape of the cell-shelves allows constructing practically any design.