Posts Tagged ‘modern bookcase’

Penguin Donkey bookcase for a modern home

Monday, September 24th, 2012
Contemporary modern animal book shelf

The penguin donkey bookcase

The name of this bookcase – the penguin donkey - is a bit of an oxymoron. But there’s a simple reason for it.

No, it’s not a penguin in disguise as a donkey, but a donkey shaped bookcase originally designed to store and showcase classic Penguin Books.

The bookcase was originally designed in 1939 by Egon Riss and made in London by Isokon Plus, a leading form involved in modern architecture and design.

This piece of furniture is made from birch plywood and was created as a way to elegantly store and display a collection of paperback books. It’s a great design and still as perfect for a modern home today as it was in 1939.

The penguin donkey bookcase is available from various retailers, including The Conran Shop, who sell it for £650.

Fresh Design Furniture: Casamania Opus Incertum bookcase

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Contemporary designer bookcase

Opus Incertum bookcase

We love a good bookshelf design and this one is certainly eye-catching!

Designed by Sean Yoo for Casamania, the Opus Incertum is made from recyclable expanded polypropylene. There are numerous honeycomb shaped segments which work as shelves, where you can store books, CDs, DVDs or other items.

Designer bookcase for a modern home

One piece on its own works well as a bookcase or display cabinet, but you can also use several pieces to create a larger display system for a home or office. Several bookcases joined together on the wall to form a larger display unit look really effective.

Contemporary room divider screen

In addition, it’s got the creativity and charm to double up as a room divider or screen, with the shelves used for their storage capacities or kept open to let light shine through.

The Opus Incertum bookcase is in stock at Made in Design and is available  in black, white or gold. How would you use it?

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