Joe Bookshelf

By: Alex Covert - Published:   Updated: Apr 11 2011 • References: madeindesign & 7gadgets
Check out this bookshelf that is shaped like a polar bear. It appears, itself, to be made of cardboard and look rather sturdy. The shelf is designed and manufactured by Ibride - a site that is cool but, difficult to navigate if you're in a hurry.

Implications - This polar bear-shaped book shelf is an example of the novelty design that is becoming more and more popular as time progresses. Today's fun-loving consumer enjoys a silly element, especially in consideration of today's chaotic society and the toll it can take on one's mentality. Thus, companies can incorporate a sense of whimsy in their product design to ensure consumers don't only like their products, but enjoy them. Stats for Polar Book Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 5,017 clicks in 377 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Polar Book
Related: 72 examples / 55 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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