Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Creative Shelf Designs

The Bookman—a man-shaped bookshelf made of mahogany—was designed by British artist Kazmierz Szmauz.

Eric Guiomar has designed sculpted cardboard bookshelves that are not only unique and useful, but affordable.

Designer Younes Duret’s inspiration for this PVC foam bookcase was the Zellige—a geometric mosaic commonly used in Moroccan architecture.

Not only aesthetic and practical, this crisscross design breaks the usual configuration of books on horizontal shelves and brings something new to the table.

“Short Circuit Shelf” by
Alexandra DiCairano

David Garcia's Archive series; a bookshelf that reinvents the wheel.

Dedalo Bookcase
is designed by Marconato & Zappa and is manufactured by Porada. The Dedalo bookcase is a modern design that can be used as a room divider or against the wall.

Salomonsen Pulseline shelf is inspired by the human heartbeat. This shelf is made from a 3mm metal sheet and the edge is painted with green fluorescent paint that glows in blacklight.

These Baroque bookshelves caught my attention as a quirky storage solution. You can get these pieces from

Imagined by the designer Oscar Nunez for Mexican
Fusca Design “Comic Shelves” would look even better with a character strategically placed beneath.

Quad bookcase is a multi-sized shelf design which can store CDs, DVDs, folders and books all in one clever product. For even more storage space, separate units can be joined together.

This quasi-hexagonal pattern bookcase (
Opus Shelving by Sean Yoo’s ) is made with “expanded polypropylene”- same material used to manufacture car bumpers and motorcycle helmets. It is 100% recyclable, very light, but very strong, and can be used indoors or outdoors.

“Silk” is a brand new idea designed by
Bloq based on a spiders web in the corner of a room.

Soundwaves find a physical identity in this beautifully crafted Storyline bookshelf designed by Frederik Roije.

Skateboard shelf for the kid in all of us.

Got a spare corner? Check out Allen bookcase

If you have an empty wall and you want an original bookshelf, then you definitely should check out the K-122 Tree by

Kamat & Rozario Architecture in Bangalore, India have created a highly unique set of concrete bookshelves. The idea behind these cool shelves was to create an inexpensive room divider.

Everyone can use a
pink cow.

http://freshome.com for more shelving and design ideas.

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