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The Iron Joe Polar Bear Bookshelf Stores Literature with a Whimsical Twist

By: Matt Ho - Published: Jan 17, 2012 • References: switchmodern and sweet-station
For those looking to store their books in an aesthetically playful manner, the Iron Joe Polar Bear Bookshelf by Benoit Convers is the perfect option.

Instead of the standard tall, upright rectangular shelf, the Iron Joe Polar Bear Bookshelf takes shape in the form of the titled arctic animal. The design has a cardboard, flat pack look that offers more storage space than one would perceive. There is plenty of room on the side of the bear and if that's not enough, books can be stored inside the body from the back. The shelf is constructed using high laminate, so despite its cardboard-like aesthetic, it's quite sturdy.

The bookshelf isn't going to fill a whole library, but it provides sufficient space for any reader.