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Chan Hwee Chong's Creative Bookshelf Uses Books as Bookends

By: Paul Maccarone - Published: Aug 9, 2013 • References: behance.net and mymodernmet
It's almost too simple to have not been thought of before, yet this creative bookshelf from Chan Hwee Chong is both distinct and stylish. The wonderful invention is a minimalist bookshelf that has the books that it houses double as bookends.

The way the bookshelf does this is by having little notches in the design where books can fit into. Once the books are placed into these notches it is fixed in its position so it allows for a simple and clean look. It's often surprising finding a lot of these industrial design pieces because the ideas can end up seeming so simple and yet so ingenious. This creative bookshelf is definitely one of those products as it wonderfully achieves its purpose.