Usually you'd have a ledge to the dimensions of the 315 Bookshelf accompanied by vertical supports on both sides to act as bookends. Interestingly, this object by Miguel Mestre does a brilliant job of holding a little library and protecting it from toppling with the use of much less material.
The reduced approach to its design is obvious because the piece was visibly more substantial initially. About 50% of the wood used in this lovely pale panel has been cut out to become a large rectangular gap. The edges of this opening were beveled at 45 degrees, allowing books to be slotted in on a slant. A thin white wire frame keeps the 315 Bookshelf low and looking light and from a bed or a chair one can easily read the inclined spines and retrieve his hardcover of choice.
The 315 Bookshelf Holds Volumes Through the Removal of Material
1. Minimalist Furniture Design - The reduction of material used in furniture design presents an opportunity for sustainable and cost-saving solutions.
2. Space-saving Storage Solutions - Innovative storage design that maximizes space requirements while minimizing material usage is a growing trend in small-space living and can lead to versatile functionality in various industries.
3. Angular Shelving Design - The use of angular shelving design creates an opportunity for a visually striking product with unique functionality in organization and display in the home or retail industry.
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Incorporating angular shelving and minimalist design principles in furniture and home décor can offer a competitive edge in an increasingly eco-conscious market.
2. Home Organization and Storage - Minimalist and space-saving storage solutions can be marketed to the growing trend of small-space living and versatile functionality.
3. Retail Display and Merchandising - Angular shelving design and minimalist principles can be applied to create visually striking displays for merchandise to capture consumer attention and improve functionality and organization in retail settings.