Interesting Bookcase
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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 ?


57 comments

  • SparkBugg May 17, 2007 at 13:55 PM Login to Reply →

    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

  • Michael May 17, 2007 at 15:50 PM Login to Reply →

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

  • Nick May 21, 2007 at 18:22 PM Login to Reply →

    I totally love it, it looks great!

  • Onno May 28, 2007 at 07:18 AM Login to Reply →

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

  • Allan May 28, 2007 at 09:12 AM Login to Reply →

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

  • Heidi June 1, 2007 at 16:26 PM Login to Reply →

    WOW I love this bookcase alot. Fabulous idea.

  • wilma June 8, 2007 at 07:25 AM Login to Reply →

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

  • Rittenhouse June 8, 2007 at 14:12 PM Login to Reply →

    No need for bookends.

  • TheWriteJerry June 8, 2007 at 14:24 PM Login to Reply →

    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.

  • JocMet June 8, 2007 at 15:10 PM Login to Reply →

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

  • Ronan June 8, 2007 at 16:05 PM Login to Reply →

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

  • RC June 8, 2007 at 16:08 PM Login to Reply →

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

  • Akhil June 8, 2007 at 16:40 PM Login to Reply →

    This is a damn good concept. I liked it…

  • dan richards June 8, 2007 at 17:39 PM Login to Reply →

    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.

  • Patrick June 8, 2007 at 22:47 PM Login to Reply →

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

  • tarawarafara June 17, 2007 at 06:08 AM Login to Reply →

    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.

  • ummNO June 19, 2007 at 18:01 PM Login to Reply →

    (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.

  • orbis June 30, 2007 at 20:54 PM Login to Reply →

    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.

  • Michael July 23, 2007 at 04:31 AM Login to Reply →

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

  • David September 3, 2007 at 03:48 AM Login to Reply →

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

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  • Susan March 2, 2008 at 16:47 PM Login to Reply →

    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.

  • eric March 4, 2008 at 00:28 AM Login to Reply →

    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.

  • Rackon March 6, 2008 at 10:22 AM Login to Reply →

    Eric,

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

  • Roger April 4, 2008 at 15:19 PM Login to Reply →

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

  • RJJ April 7, 2008 at 10:42 AM Login to Reply →

    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.

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  • Nurian May 11, 2008 at 23:39 PM Login to Reply →

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

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    I love your design & installation, like the idea!

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  • lenz May 23, 2008 at 20:00 PM Login to Reply →

    love interesting bookcase – where do i buy it?

  • lilibeth May 29, 2008 at 19:13 PM Login to Reply →

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

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  • b August 15, 2008 at 07:14 AM Login to Reply →

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

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  • Gina January 4, 2009 at 18:47 PM Login to Reply →

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

  • eric February 10, 2009 at 00:44 AM Login to Reply →

    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

  • Swathi July 10, 2009 at 22:22 PM Login to Reply →

    I love it!

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  • Allison January 24, 2010 at 07:19 AM Login to Reply →

    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

  • Gail February 4, 2010 at 03:30 AM Login to Reply →

    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.

  • elisa February 19, 2010 at 23:11 PM Login to Reply →

    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.

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  • Eduardo García August 28, 2010 at 22:50 PM Login to Reply →

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

  • Handyman with a smile September 3, 2010 at 20:11 PM Login to Reply →

    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

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  • Chava Williams April 29, 2011 at 21:09 PM Login to Reply →

    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

  • DharsJ May 15, 2011 at 21:03 PM Login to Reply →

    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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