This Magnetic Shelf Creates a Whimsical Illusion

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Aug 10, 2015
References: artoridesign & twistedsifter
This magnetic shelf by Artori Design gives the illusion of a flying superhero holding up a stack of books.

The magnetic shelf is inserted into the middle of the first book. The other books then pile on top of or lean against the first book. The miniature superhero figure is attracted to the magnetic shelf, supporting the outside of the first book and giving the illusion that the hero is holding up the whole stack of books. The effect is a whimsical scene that reminds the viewer of the stories of adventure and romance that lie inside the books themselves.

Harnessing the power of magnets to add functionality and decoration to this bookshelf is an innovative trick of furniture design.