Usually bookshelves are designed to display the spine or title of books and albums for quick and easy detection. Giving a new twist to how you show off your collection of books in your living area, designer Hunter Ruthrauff has come up with modular shelving dubbed the “Hexacloud” that includes hexagonal modules to give a fairly dynamic appearance to your books in three dimensions.
Designed by Dongsung Jung of Icono Design Studio, the “vase_B_case” has been created as a vase for bookshelf and display cupboard. With an unusual concept of “blossom = book,” the vase_B_case lets bibliophiles store their books at various angles. Maple wood has been used as the main material in the making, with stainless steel being used for the frame of the vase_Book_case. The team of Dongsung Jung, Hyosang Park, Kyosang Joe and Gyeunhwan kwon runs the Icono Design Studio.
Nowadays, our space requirements are getting bigger, but contemporary city apartments are getting smaller to add to our woes. Addressing the issue, designer Nils Holger Moormann has come up with a multifunctional furniture unit that stores the entire household clutter and places you comfortably, as if you are relaxing on a beach carpet. Hailed as “Lese+Lebe” (meaning Read+Live in German), the utility furniture integrates a bookshelf that apart from storing a wide range of collection doubles as a backrest for the seating.
Bibliophiles know very well the importance of a strong and attractive bookcase. While it’s an easy task to find a regular bookcase on the shelves, you need something creative and interesting if you wish to add some liveliness to your home décor. Pictured above is the Industrial Corner Bookshelf from the house of Stella Bleu Designs, which makes for a great conversation starter. Sure to blend seamlessly with any contemporary décor, Stella Bleu’s unique pipe corner design features eight shelves and the best thing is that it doesn’t take too much of your living space.