February is love of reading month and there's no better time to cozy up with a book, or ten. It is also a good time of year to take a good look at how to house your literary collection. Bookcases, and all things book related, don’t have to be boring. Here are some storage ideas and book accessories to help you browse your titles easily and keep your rooms clean and free of clutter.
The Kartell Bookworm Bookcase, designed by Ron Arad, uses extrusion technology to create of a curvy bookcase which assumes any desired shape, without compromising toughness and functionality. Unlimited shapes can be formed. It is available in 5 colours and 3 lengths.
Here is a more traditional bookcase, designed in 1928 by Mogens Koch, the Carl Hansen Mogens Bookcase...
The Carl Hansen Mogens Koch Bookcase system with its square bookcase units offers almost endless flexibility with countless elements. Characteristic of both the design and the craftsmanship are the beautiful dovetail and rabbet joints, which create strength and stability in each module. The bookcase can be hung on a wall or placed on a plinth.
The design for Vitra's Kast Modular Storage Unit (2005), which Maarten Van Severen worked on during the last few months of his life, offers flexibility and adds some fun colours to your room.
The Vitra Kast Modular Storage system is available in 3 heights and the sliding door colours are fresh and optimistic.
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller in 1950, this set of storage units can be configured many ways.
The steel cross-supports and uprights give the units an industrial feel and the dimpled plywood on the cabinet fronts and plywood drawer fronts and shelves reinforce the furniture's mid-century modern appearance.
If you are looking for accessories to hold your books and organize your papers, some bookends might be the answer.
Tom Dixon's Fossil Bookends are made from 100 million year old fossilized wood. They have a rough exterior and each set is unique. They are lovely and heavy and will hold the largest of tomes.
And then there is this wall unit from Vitra that won't hold your books but it does hold everything else!
The Vitra Design Museum produces the Uten.Silo Wall Unit designed by Dorothee Becker in 1969. It is available in 2 sizes and 3 colours. With containers of different shapes and sizes, metal hooks and clips, Uten.Silo brings order to offices, kitchens, workshops, bathrooms and children's rooms.
So even if it feels like those crazy groundhogs have it all wrong and spring is a long way off, you will have a cozy, organized, stylish space to hang out in and read, if you like.
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