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The Library and Space

Technology has certainly made its way in the literary world with a vast array of electronics to get your leisurely reading time in, however, a few of us old-fashioned folks seek different ways to hang on to our paperbacks and store them in style. These library designs sparked some serious inspiration and could certainly influence a revival in the print world, or at least we would hope so.

Archive II library

 Archive II the circular library design by David Garcia Studio is already a classic and has opened new possibilities for storing books in a creative way. At once a sculptural statement piece, a place to lounge and, if you must, can carefully be moved around the room by walking in it, much like a hamster in wheel.

Library Dome Travis Price

This library for National Geographic Society’s “Explorer in Residence” Wade Davis was designed by Travis Price with the goal of promoting a quiet but inspired work space. Davis wanted an area of solitude with little distraction including windows, prompting Price to use a skylight as light source. The library has five shelves with a metal ladder reaching all areas. We loved the circular shape and unusual location above the office itself. Another fabulous way to hold on to those texts without having to sacrifice more space.

Library Bookshelf by Mauro Canfuri

Finally, this library utilizes mere wall space without a protruding furniture piece or opulent shelves. We love the simplicity and the striking image of literature itself as art. Mauro Canfuri designed these invisible book rack plans as a unique way to store a library of books in unique shapes and forms.


Florence von Pelet

Florence is a senior editor at Modenus.com. Aside from her natural passion for interiors, kitchens and baths Florence also leads the way on Modenus’ BlogTours around the world so please follow her on Twitter to get the latest information and inspiration about design trends from around the world.


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