AT Europe: Paris - Geometric White Bookcases

AT Europe: Paris - Geometric White Bookcases

Kristin Hohenadel
Feb 15, 2008

The Maison & Objet show last month revealed a tendency toward white, and a crop of white bookcases whose geometric shelves rendered the normal bookcase passé in the blink of an eye...

The bookcase on the front page is from Ligne Roset, whose all-white stall was a perfect counterpoint to its all-black from last year. Above, a zig-zag cardboard bookcase from cool French design duo Parsy Debons blurs at the bottom as if its knees are about to give out. And below, the Pattern bookshelf designed by Alfredo Häberli for the Dutch label Quodes is a pentagonal wonder with hints of a human form.

These look great naked, but do they really make sense as shelving units? Would you have them in your house? Or do you think this is an over-the-top exercise in style?

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com

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