Postmodern Reading: 4 Deconstructivist Bookcase Designs


Leave it to a rather offbeat Russian industrial designer to keep probing the limits of Postermodernism as a design strategy and style, mingling literal interpretations, blunt colors and strange abstractions in this series of book storage solutions.

Tembolat Gugkeav lets you know that this earthquake-shaken piece, for instance, was indeed inspired by ground tremors by titling it the Tectonic Bookcase.

In turn, the Wha Cabinet is also definitely a stylized question mark, with a (literal and figurative) twist as it bends to shine light on your reading space and colorfully illuminates its own shelves, too.

Tatik, a kind of jagged book storage system commingled with a rather odd-looking, striped-cushion seat starts to look more silly than serious, though not altogether impractical.

Though fanciful, the Cutshelves concept is actually rather doable, too, and would definitely work well to create built-ins that create integrated interest in a boring blank white wall.

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