The Beautiful, the Bizarre, the Wonderful: 8 Crazy Bookcases We Can’t Get Enough Of

published Feb 2, 2015
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Bookcases don’t have to be boring. After you see these 8 designs, you may never be satisfied with plain old, run-of-the-mill bookcases ever again. Sorry about that.

The SCALA bookcase by Faktura, with its asymmetrical shelves, is more visually interesting than your average bookcase. It’s quite lovely — and is available to purchase for $1,400, no DIYing required.

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This beauty is the Gerald Bookcase, available from Made Goods.

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This installation by Merge Architects (via Custom Home Online) balances books on a collection of thousands of wooden dowels fitted into a pegboard-like frame. (A bit like the designy, grown-up version of one of these toys.) Obviously not available to purchase off the shelf, but it could inspire a pretty impressive DIY. Send us pics!

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The ‘Flying Shelf’ by Das Kleine b mounts on brackets that make it appear to float away from the wall. Available from selekkt, starting at € 99.00.

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The Tip-Turned bookcase from Anthropologie ($1,198) allows you to showcase all your favorite volumes at unusual angles.

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This the Latten shelving system by Antoni Pallejà Office. It’s a bookshelf made from chairs, because why not?

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This is the Severin bookcase, by designer Alex Derouvray. It’s available in a variety of finishes, starting at 950,00 €.

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The Climb Hyde shelving system by Bashko Trybek, $860 at Matter.

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And finally, the Reedy Bookcase by Autoban, $3,565 from Matter.