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Interesting Bookcase

Today I’ve found a bookcase that catch my eye, because it is not usual, and in general things that are different catch our eyes. As you can see from these pictures a whole wall was used for this interesting bookcase, and the final result is a quite interesting bookcase, at least from my perspective. – via – Shimna

What do you think about this bookcase ?

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  1. SparkBugg said:
    May 17, 2007

    I actually like it alot. Looks like they simply installed what is typically used as wine bottle holders.

    However, I think the person should be consistent with the placement of books (so they all parallel each other) so one does not have to keep moving their neck back and forth when they go to the next box.

    -SparkBugg

  2. Michael said:
    May 17, 2007

    Yes you are right this bookcase looks like wine bottle holder. I didn’t looked at this bookcase this way, but you are right. :)

  3. Nick said:
    May 21, 2007

    I totally love it, it looks great!

  4. Onno said:
    May 28, 2007

    Nice design and quiet for your eyes. More regular than a normal bookcase, i like it!

  5. Allan said:
    May 28, 2007

    Man that looks cool! Now if only I actually had some books….

  6. Heidi said:
    June 1, 2007

    WOW I love this bookcase alot. Fabulous idea.

  7. wilma said:
    June 8, 2007

    It is innovative that it drastically changes your environment without leaving your place. Its like new start to pep your imagination .

  8. June 8, 2007

    No need for bookends.

  9. TheWriteJerry said:
    June 8, 2007

    Interesting and cool when you see it here as a picture, but I think in real life, having to see it on my wall everyday would start to make me dizzy. It’s sort of vertigo-inducing having everything at an angle.

  10. JocMet said:
    June 8, 2007

    looks great – but it rally is a waste of space…

  11. Ronan said:
    June 8, 2007

    this is a really cool bookcase! i like it a lot.
    where do they sell these? i want one!

  12. RC said:
    June 8, 2007

    Damn, I wish I had this one. Great thing!

  13. Akhil said:
    June 8, 2007

    This is a damn good concept. I liked it…

  14. dan richards said:
    June 8, 2007

    its great 4 storage , but how do you index them so you can read the titles and find the one you want? also i don’t think your supposed to stack books that way for the best life of the binder.

  15. Patrick said:
    June 8, 2007

    Speaking as a professional librarian, and avid book collector, it’s an elegant waste of space. Very pretty, but not for the serious bibliophile.

  16. tarawarafara said:
    June 17, 2007

    i like the idea.
    but if you had a lot of books you would run out of space fast.

    you can’t replace the origional book shelves.

  17. ummNO said:
    June 19, 2007

    (spoken in german accent) – IT IS SHIT! The case is too small for my oversized book collection. The function and form is fit for single mother romance novels.

  18. orbis said:
    June 30, 2007

    To the German accented fellow…the cases can be constructed on a grander scale. I dare say the romance novel enthusiasts could do with a much smaller version, besides, not all romantics are single mothers you nit wit.

  19. Michael said:
    July 23, 2007

    Pretty cool, I could do with something like that for all my books.

  20. David said:
    September 3, 2007

    I did my own… woohoo!!! See it HERE!

  21. Susan said:
    March 2, 2008

    I *LOVE* this– and my cats would, too–there would be a cubby for each one. Lighter wood would look better than darker; I’d like to use this system for my oversized art books and other books that are not the standard bookshelf-size.

  22. eric said:
    March 4, 2008

    very interesting to read all of your responses. a friend sent me this link.

    i designed, built, and installed that bookcase about 2 years ago for a client in manhattan. the general idea is based on something he had seen in a hotel in LA.
    it is by no means a perfect solution for book storage, but was a great exercise in problem solving and is a very satisfying object to experience in person. i have executed many custom pieces of this scale and it is one of my favorites. it is certainly one of a kind, and definitely not a retrofiited wine rack!
    to the critics: the overal dimensions are 12′+ x 20′. it works out to almost 100 linear feet of shelf. each cubicle is 18″ x 18″ and 12″ deep (zum deutschen Kritiker: 457mm x 457mm x 305mm), so it can certainly accommodate books of the larger variety.

  23. Rackon said:
    March 6, 2008

    Eric,

    I love your design & installation. Very scuptural, sleek and elegant.

  24. Roger said:
    April 4, 2008

    I like that it would keep my wife from loading it with trinkets etc. Just books.

  25. RJJ said:
    April 7, 2008

    Eric, I absolutely love this. I just bought a house and I now am trying to figure out where I can put a shelf like this! (and where I can get one made! I am sure I cannot afford your services.) You do great work. Ignore the unimaginative, the anal-retentive indexers (I have over 5,000 books and can find exactly what I’m looking for without an index, thank you) and the just plain plain stupid, and continue to do what you do.

  26. Nurian said:
    May 11, 2008

    I love your design & installation, like the idea, elegant, fabulous, beautiful. Not the take up space.

  27. Nurian said:
    May 11, 2008

    I love your design & installation, like the idea!

  28. lenz said:
    May 23, 2008

    love interesting bookcase – where do i buy it?

  29. lilibeth said:
    May 29, 2008

    very nice…..what were the dimensions for the interesting bookcase

  30. b said:
    August 15, 2008

    wow, i want one for my wall….its hot!!!….i am inspired…i am lookin for a sofa like that too….nasty….b

  31. Gina said:
    January 4, 2009

    Eric,
    I would like to get the plans for this “interesting book shelf.” How can I do that?

  32. eric said:
    February 10, 2009

    gina
    let me know if you still want more info on this piece. i guess you should just post and we’ll figure it out.
    eric

  33. Swathi said:
    July 10, 2009

    I love it!

  34. anita said:
    November 12, 2009

    gooddesign

  35. Allison said:
    January 24, 2010

    Eric,

    Like Gina, I’d like to get plans and more info on the beautiful bookcase. How do I get in touch with you?

    Allison

  36. Gail said:
    February 4, 2010

    Eric,
    I am guessing you are not based in Toronto but if you are ever here – i would be interested in this design.
    Like Allison, I would be interested in contacting you.

  37. elisa said:
    February 19, 2010

    Eric and I work together: Eric being the individual who created the bookcase. If you would like to get in touch please feel free to contact me at elisabal@hotmail.com. We are based in New York City.

  38. Eduardo García said:
    August 28, 2010

    Hi, i really like this bookcase and i´d like to know something about its designer? who´s the bookcase designer?

  39. September 3, 2010

    Bo-ring!

    Thing is – this will only work for people that have a few books and want to get an impression like they’ve got thousands of them.

    So this is a wannabe bookcase rather then an actual one.
    If you’re interested of course, you know

  40. Chava Williams said:
    April 29, 2011

    I am interested in installing a book case like this. Is it free standing or attached to the wall? Can the overall dimensions be changed? Is this book case on the market? Where can I contact a distributor? I am in the Seattle, WA area.

    Thanks,
    Chava

  41. DharsJ said:
    May 15, 2011

    I saw this in the series ‘Moonlight’, and I think somewhere else too. I so want a bookcase like this. I even made a 3d model in Sketchup…

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