The Graffititek Bookshelf by Charles Kalpakian

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I absolutely love this strange Graffititek Bookshelf by French designer Charles Kalpakian. For one, it looks like a bookshelf hewn out of the inside of a massive tree root by a bibliophile Baggins. For those who look for pure efficiency in their book stacking, this will annoy, but I love the higgledy-piggledy jumble of disproportionate book spines rioting on the shelves.

Graffititek [DeTank via Freshome]

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5 Responses to The Graffititek Bookshelf by Charles Kalpakian

  1. Tenn says:

    Oh dear! Does not maximize storage space but it is beautiful. Of course, probably less so with actually random books with odd covers and page colors and tatterings…

    Actually, that would probably make it look all the better.

  2. Tenn says:

    Addendum:

    Those are lights? BRILLIANT.

  3. historyman68 says:

    That is a lot more accurate as to the way i actually stack my books on my shelves. I’m always a little suspicious of things that are designed to look/feel haphazard, but it might be fun to try out for a bit.

  4. MomTheBlog says:

    great for a students room – i’d buy it LOL

  5. dacker says:

    I think it is intended to look like a giant aluminum or plastic extrusion.

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