Gone are the days when a bookshelf was nothing more than a dedicated place to keep books. Nowadays, people look for furnishing items that serve multiple purpose. The bookshelves are also one of those home furnishing items that not just only hold books, but also provide a display space for different accessories like photo frames, decorative glassware and other decorative objects around the house. In order to get as much use as you want of every object in your bookshelves, it is therefore essential to keep it properly organized. Given here are a few tips to help you arrange and organizing your bookshelves.
Designed by Fotis Evans for a museum bookshop at Somerset House in London, the Somerset House Book Stall System is a multifunctional piece of furniture that combines two bookshelves and a table in one unit. The Book Stall System was designed as a solution to address the issue of bad sales of books in stores because of the online shopping. The two bookshelves can be easily adjusted and transformed into different storage and display solutions. The lightweight, modular bookshelves have been made from ash.
The crowdfunded products are catching everyone’s fancy nowadays. One of the latest funding campaigns at Kickstarter is for an interactive web app that allows users to customize and design unique shelves based on the Voronoi algorithm. A Voronoi diagram is a method of dividing space into different regions. The Voronoi Bookshelf is first in the series of generative furniture by Hero-Design. The prototype comprises of two parts – a generator and an object – where the generator is a software and the object is a bookshelf. You can design the Generative Voronoi bookshelf on your iPad and have it fully assembled or as a kit at your doorsteps in a few days.
There is nothing better for bibliophiles than to settle into a comfortable seat to read their beloved volumes. Enter Boekenwurm (Bookworm) bookshelf by Atelier 010, which offers book lovers a relaxing place to sit while keeping books at hand. The Bookworm enjoys a self-supporting design comprising of three parts and is kept in place with the help of a stainless steel foot in the sidewall. While the exterior of the bookshelf can be ordered in a range of colors, the inside is done in white.
Storing your books can be fun provided you have a bookshelf with a difference. Created by SturlesiDesign, the Spoonya bookshelf lets you store and exhibit your volumes in a quite interesting way. The shelving unit features foamed polyethylene embodiment, which keeps your books in place and when you need them, they can be pulled out with utmost ease. You can use the bookshelf in a fun, playful way and create different books’ patterns on the wall. The Spoonya bookshelf not only offers you an interesting way to shelf your books, but also adds to the overall décor of your space.
While you can easily find a regular bookshelf on the shelves, you undeniably need something unique and interesting to add some liveliness to your home décor. If you are bored of the standard bookshelf designs, you might like the idea of a bookshelf-cum-chandelier. Designed by Michaela Vilucchi, the Svetlo not only lights up your space, but also lets bibliophiles arrange their books in a playful and functional way around the chandelier. You can either suspend the Svetlo bookshelf-chandelier from the wall or use it as a tall floor standing light fixture.
While you can easily find a regular bookshelf on the shelves, you undoubtedly need something original and interesting to add some liveliness to your home décor. Created by Frack Design, the Veintiuno bookshelf draws inspiration from Latin America’s rich cultural diversity. The 21 pierced spaces in the single central structure give shape to the bookshelf as the 21 nations give structure to the rich Latin American culture. The Veintiuno bookshelf’s design is also inspired by Cordillera, the chain of mountains that form the western backbone of North America, Central America, South America and Antarctica. The slots have been done in different sizes to handle your volumes elegantly.
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.