“BookWorm”, The Bookcase And Chaise Longue All In One
November 30, 2012
There are two important factors in the amassing of a personal library: 1) the books which comprise the collection and 2) the order (or disorder) by which they are cataloged and presented. Architects, of course, are nit-picky about both. You can’t have a library without token volumes on Alberti, Le Corbusier, and Venturi interspersed among novels by Faulkner, Pynchon, and Foster Wallace and works by Lefebvre, Deleuze, and, Negri. The fact that these remain unread is beside the point; their mere inclusion is of more consequence. Yet, so is their presentation. An architect’s bookshelf is a statement itself, one that can speak of the contents of the library it holds or not.
“Bookworm” by Atelier 010 manages to combine these criteria in one sculptural object. It’s part bookshelf, part chair, and even part room. The design features a nook-like enclosure that’s ideal for lounging and picking up a book–one’s always in reach! Continue.
The ovoid-like shape the shelves take is emboldened by splashes of color, and the stainless steel rod that supports the capsule lends the design an architectural element. The bookcase is easy to move around and relocate to a different part of the room, and lest you have to rise from your literary reveries, a light bulb is fixed to the top shelf.