Graffititek Bookshelf: A New Way to Store

Graffititek Bookshelf: A New Way to Store

Range Govindan
Jan 6, 2009

It's always a struggle to find adequate shelving for books, CDs and DVDs. Most of the time we end up with a patchwork of shelves that don't like they were put together with any sort of concept. That's why it's important to try new things for shelves. Sometimes, it doesn't take much to just make a shelf stand out and look good. Read on to find out more about the Graffititek bookshelf.

This incredible looking bookshelf was designed by contemporary French designer Charles Kalpakian. His shelf is inspired by the Parisian street-art movement. The Graffititek bookshelf comes like it's made out one piece of wood, which is good. There are some great looking lamps that light your way in order to find books or DVDs quite easily. On the initial viewing, this bookcase might look chaotic, but it's neat design and organic placement makes everything look great. From an interior design point of view, this shelf is actually more suited to be used in a living room area than a study or library, since it's more of a center-piece, almost like a sculpture. Still, it functions well and would look great in any home theater room.

We need more shelves that look like this in order to make shelving more interesting. The only bad part that we can see is that for now, Graffititek is only a design concept installation. This three-dimensional representation of street-art tries to redefine the concept of storage. The lamps bestow a nice ambiance to it as well. Graffititek eschews conventional bookshelf design and uses an almost imploded geometry that might look messy, but shows some kind of order. [via Fubiz]

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