While I’m not sure how practical this circular bookshelf would be, it looks like it holds quite a selection of texts.
It is part of The Archive Series, designed by David Garcia as an exploration of space and books with a goal of muddying the line between form and function. As such, this shelf is designed with both exercise and relaxation in mind. You can either walk in it down to the local mini-mart for a six-pack, or do what this guy’s doing:
Either way, I think my back would hurt. According to the designer, this bookcase holds a half ton of books. That’s a lot of reading, my friends.
But I have to admit I’m enticed by the idea of a “nomadic library.” Sure, it’s bigger than my iPhone, but there’s something to be said about good ol’ hardback books.
If only I’d had this thing in college. I could have plowed over everyone in my path and actually made it to class on time, rather than graduating with the uneven shoulders I incurred from the 9 million pounds of books I carried on my back.
The Archive Series currently resides at the University of Roskilde’s Main Library, and includes some other unique furniture related items. Check out that crazy thing in the background:
If I had to traverse something like that in order to get a book, I’d probably never read again. . .
by John Barker