Bookshelves often seem to burst. You always try to squeeze in another book into the last gap which is far too narrow. „Platzhalter“ gives in to force and makes space for more books by literally bursting. An initially hidden board stretches between the split halves and widens the usable surface. The more books you add to the shelf, the wider it opens. The classical rectangular shape turns into a V-shaped outline until the shelf reaches its defined limit.
Behold the ‘bursting’ bookshelf.
Personally, the design is not aesthetically pleasing but it sure is unique! (By the way, I’m not sure why the guy looks like he thinks the bookshelf is smelly.)
And what about this Book Porcupine? Looks messy but pretty darn cute! If I have a bookshop I’d use this to display last copy books as an appealing way to attract customers. Or if I were to put it in my room then I’d put the books waiting to be read, to make them look more enticing. :P Then again, I might not with the price tag of 950 pounds!
The photo above is so simple in its presence, just a bookcase in a non-descript room that you wouldn’t think much of it. It is the photo of the bookcase which swung out to cover the secret opening to the annex where Anne Frank’s family lived while in hiding from the Nazi’s.
It sure makes you think about bookcases differently.
Found this interesting bookshelf trivia via here.