30 of the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs
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30 of the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs

Here on Freshome we try to find things that will inspire you, give you ideas and make your home a better place to live. You can find on Freshome all kind of stuff that will inspire you like : beautiful pieces of furniture, pictures that will inspire and provide you new and fresh ideas for your home, latest home architecture news, home gadgets, tips and tricks for improving your home, and many more. Today we decided to make a collection with the best bookshelfs that we gathered here on Freshome in almost an year since the first post was posted, and here is a beautiful collection with the 30 best bookshelfs that we found until now.

The Equation Bookshelf is designed by Marcos Breder and is a simple idea of to divide things in priority order. As you can see the design is quite unique, stylish and original. You can put together the books that you need immediately or more important between (parentheses) or maybe a photo, or something important for you to be the focal point of this bookselhf. Set others between [square brackets] and {braces}.

The Folding Bookshelves is something really innovative in the bookshelves business, and I really like the idea. It’s very practical because you can arrange the books in an interesting way, as you can see from these pictures. The shelves are made of tough and steady cherry wood, but they possess the lightness of rice paper: they can be laid down, stood up, turned 90 degrees, used horizontally or vertically.

This multi-sized shelves design called the Quad Bookcase can store your CDs, DVDs, folders and books all in one clever product. For even more storage space, separate units can be joined together. Asymmetry in perfect balance!

Designer Da-Eun Song had an interesting idea when he designed this shelf that spells out shelf. This shelf has an very original and modern design. You can’t store to much stuff on this shelf, but is a great way to decorate a wall, and put inside only the books and objects your really like.

Now this design might look cool for the eye, but I don’t think you can stay to relaxed in that space, I’d rather stay in a comfortable chair. The “Shelves with a Bench” was designed by Stanislav Katz, a designer from Latvia.

As you can see from this picture a whole wall was used for this interesting bookcase, and the final result is a quite interesting bookcase, at least from my perspective.

Storyline Shelf is designed by Frederik Roijé and is an excellent solution to store your books in a modern way. Sound finds a physical identity in the beautifully crafted Storyline bookshelf. By first processing a word into soundwaves, the physical shape is then mirrored in powder-coated steel, using an explicit folding technique. Appropriately enough, the word that inspired this lovely piece was “bliss”

Designed by Doris Kisskalt the FlexiTube is mobile and can be changed into a transparent room partitioner. This fantastic tub rolls and fits into any corner and changes into a sculpture of a shelf. The various elements get support through their velvety surface. Inside each tube is a shelf for storage which serves as a visual horizontal line. FlexiTube is available in two different sizes and can be combined in any number either lying side by side or on top of each other. Chocks will support your FlexiTube sculpture in case that you want to set it up without the support of a wall.

This quasi-hexagonal pattern bookcase ( Opus Shelving by Sean Yoo’s ) is made with “expanded polypropylene”- same material used for the car bumper and motorcycle helmet. It is very light but very strong, can be used indoor or outdoor and 100% recyclable. It wasn’t designed specifically to be used as a book case. I’ve seen some people use it for storing wine bottles, children’s toys, CD’s, DVD’s, records, and even an occasional book or two.

The Rolling Shelf has one end made from individual pieces of wood held together by fabric. This new flexible hinge allows you to really create some unique shelving options that are aesthetically interesting. The Rolling Shelf is designed by Catherine Greene.

Magnetique Shelf is designed by Nils Holger Moormann and is a shelf consisting of sheet steel and boxes made of FU(birch plywood). The sheet steel can be mounted onto the wall in a horizontal or vertical way. The backside of the boxes consists of a special, extra strong foil magnet which sticks to the wall attachment in any way you like.Depending on number, size and arrangement of the boxes, there is a new shelf everytime you change it. Magnetique is any cupboard you want it to be.

Sticklebook is an innovative design solution to book storage that creates the illusion of a line of books hanging unsupported on the wall. An alternative to a regular bookshelf, it comprises an aluminium bracket and combed strip that grips the cover and pages of paperback books. It is totally secure and fall-proof. Comes with screws included in nice gift package. It’s an interesting method to store your books and also to make your friends say for a moment : “WTF ?!”.

This interesting idea to store books, magazines, and DVDs is called by his creator BookWorm. Designed by Ron Arad, the bookworm is made from plastic which can be shaped into any form desired. each upright can support 20 pounds, and it is suggested that the bookworm be mounted in a curved design to increase capacity. This idea can be also very useful for small places, where a bookcase is way to large. In conclusion the Bookworm is a great product that also can make your home more spacious.

The Cave is a shelving unit with integrated nook for reading, for those who want to grab a book and start reading right away. I can say that this idea is ideal for small places, because the nook for reading can save the space used by a chair. A bookcase CAVE provides a private reading space within its form. As a seat hight is just above the floor, CAVE gives a feeling of hiding from others standing around it. Books can be stored on both sides. Therefore, CAVE can also functions as a partition of a room.

Prove Shelves are designed by a german company named Creosa. The prove shelves can be used to display your books, cds, etc in a really interesting way. The storing space is limited but enought to store the most important things.

The Italian studio Icon Design Studio has just presented D-mension, its new system of modular racks created by Nicola Zanetti. This new shelving system is made out of steel and aluminium. The units, shaped like lower-case d’s, can be arranged in a staggered, abstract, or symmetrical formation based on the user’s personal taste. I think that this shelving system is a great example of modern piece of furniture.

The Brace Case is designed by Ward Huting, and is a shelving unit that uses taut cables to house books, magazines and other flat objects at various angles. The modular system enables the owner to decide how to install the cables. This might be an interesting approach to storing stuff, but it doesn’t looks to stable. The Brace Case is fully customizable according to individual room requirement and cable length. The Case is clamped between the floor and the ceiling, and can therefore be tailor-made to any room. Finnaly the price depends on the specific design and the amount of brace cables.

The Ellipse Bookcase has a really beautiful design, that will definitely enhance the beauty of any room. The ellipse bookcase is made up of hard tough elm tree wood and layers of wood veneer. The shelves are covered with unrolled bamboo. Unfortunately if you have a lot of books this bookcase is not for you, this bookcase is for someone who cares more about how things look like, and is not so interested in the books that are on the shelves.

Skateboard shelf is a piece of furniture that every skateboard lover would tell your that is awesome. I know that because last month I’ve meet someone who is in love with skateboarding, and he fall in love with this piece of furniture. Perfect for students and kids, it provides substantial storage space for books, display and even skateboard paraphernalia.

The Ceiling Bookshelf is a great idea to store your books if your space is limited. As you can see a place that 99,9% of people don’t use can be used in a very practical way to store your books, and save a lot of space in any room. The ceiling bookshelf is an idea that can be applied quite easy. However, in order to get a book, you have to use a chair. Finnaly let’s hope that the ceiling bookshelf will not reserve us unpleasant and unexpected surprises, like a book falling from the ceiling.

Lovely Rita is an unusual bookshelf. At at a first glance just arranging books on this bookshelf could be a real adventure. Lovely Rita can live as a single shelf or be repeated endlessly by combining additional units, becoming a bookcase of the desired length. Thanks to its special shape, it allows two different figures to be designed on the wall, according to the direction of fixing.

Tonelli is an Italian furniture company that is specialized in glass. An interesting product from them are these glass shelves, thant are caracterized by clean lines and a modern transparent design. The glass shelves have different sizes allowing you to make all kind of combinations, from storing books, dvds, souvenirs, etc. The glass shelves are designed by Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni and he named his creation Mondovisione.If you want more products from glass they have almost everything you can imagine from vetrines to vanities, and glass is always in style.

Vintage Shelf is an original shelf created by Jaren Goh Design for Munkii. A reminiscence of the classic design, embodied within a modern contemporary form. It brings back the classic design and fits it seamlessly into the modern homes of today. A unison of the past and the present.

Lodge is a modular bookcase that obtains a high degree of personalization, since it is formed from blocks of equal height that allow a free composition. At this modular bookcase it is possible to enlarge the height of the bookcase from new modules as more space is needed for storage. It presents/displays different compartments, suitable as much for books as for complements and decorativas pieces. In addition, it is possible to be used like separator of spaces, since it comes reinforced by an outer frame that surrounds it.

Dedalo Bookcase is designed by Marconato & Zappa and is manufactured by Porada. The Dedalo Bookcase has a modern design and it can be used as a room divider or center against the wall. This uniquely designed bookcase features five round combined squares with round corners, that allows you to store a lot of things, in various ways..

This Multi-functional shelf design by Yoon-Zee Kim is a playful and creative piece of furniture. You can use it as a shelving system or a seating and a desk. This piece of furniture has a modern look, doesn’t take to much space and is a very clever idea that looks nice.

Over the time you’ve seen a lot of bookshelves on Freshome, but what I’ve found today is really impressive. The Rainbow Bookshelf is a very good way of changing the whole aspect of a bookshelf with a little bit of creativity. I guess you’ll have to pay more attention to the book’s cover from now on if you want to reproduce that effect and have your own rainbow bookshelf.

If you would like a modern shelving solution then Cosmo Shelves are the ideal solution. As you can see from the pictures these shelves have squares and rectangles shapes with rounded corners. They come in two colors, black and withe, exactly like Neptune Chairs that I’ve just presented to you. I’m sure that these chairs and these shelves could fit excellent together. The shelves are easy to mount, and you can arrange the rectangles and squares and create a unique art gallery or modern bookshelf.

Hanging Bookself is an innovative storage design for your books from unal&boler studio. Something that Ididn’t saw before. This system can’t replace a whole bookcase, but two of three systems of storage like this could be fun to hang somewhere in your home.

U Bend Shelf is a great example of an extremely simple design. A single bar that extends from the wall which will support your books in a discrete and stable way, the first of them being used to fix the others. The shelf is available in two high gloss powder coated finishes, black or white, and the price for this shelf is $95. I think that this is a great way to store some books in a small room.

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