Wood Bookshelves and Bookcases of the Bizarre

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Peter Marigold was educated in product design, art and sculpture – and it shows in these strangely compelling curvilinear wood bookcase systems. Each set of bookshelves is of course completely unique, created from found twigs and remnant boxes and packing materials.

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The conscious decision to extend the component wood sticks above the height of the shelves themselves accentuates their sense of movement – they seem to be still growing beyond the main structures. In some cases, small offshoot branches are clipped away from the core and still show in the finished products.

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While the bookcase designs seem rustic and recycled there is also a sense that they would fit alongside contemporary art in a gallery just as well as they would as pieces of remote cabin. All in all they are also a very sustainable design, requiring relatively little material work on top of the found objects of which they are made – and there is a strange elegance to the recycled boxes forming the shelves.

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