Mario's Colorful Modular Tetris Bookshelf

Mario's Colorful Modular Tetris Bookshelf

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Janel Laban
Sep 24, 2010

Mario, a reader from Sao Paolo, sent in these photos of a bookshelf he had custom built for his home by a friend. Inspired by a design saw online and loved, he and his wife, Tete, made up some plans…

… and worked with their talented woodworker friend, Pedro Layus, to execute them.

He told us a bit about the finished piece:

The shelf is 2.20 meters wide, 2 meters tall and 30 centimeters deep. It's made of MDF wood and the colored parts are Formica sheets.

As you can see in some of the pictures, all the parts are independent of each other so it's a modular project. I can unscrew half of the shelf and use it at another place or I can re-arrange the parts as I see fit (and the holes match too, it's a very artisan project!).

We love how perfectly if fits in with the other, colorful accents in Mario and Tete's home that they also us sent photographs of — a very cohesive aesthetic. Nice job!

Images: Rodrigo Morbey

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