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Vibrant Tabletop Bookshelves

The Ara Bookshelf is for the Individual with a Limited Library

— August 30, 2017 — Art & Design
Posing as an alternative to stifling and mundane shelving designs, the Ara Bookshelf offers a fresh take on book display and storage. Functioning under the premise that novels should be something home owners are proud of sharing, the Ara highlights one's paperbacks, while offering a unique design aesthetic.

The design wants to encourage those without a boundless collection of novels to display their prized possessions in a manner that doesn't require buying a bookcase, and filing it with books an individual has not yet read. Ara, made for the "transient reader with few books" playfully displays novels in a manner that is not commonly witnessed. The design encourages users to pick their books off the floor and put them on display in an electric yellow, attention-demanding tabletop case.
Trend Themes
1. Alternative Book Display - The Ara Bookshelf offers a fresh and unique design for displaying and storing books, presenting a trend towards non-traditional bookcases.
2. Minimalist Home Decor - The Ara Bookshelf caters to individuals with limited libraries and emphasizes the trend towards a minimalist approach to home decor.
3. Functional Aesthetics - The Ara Bookshelf prioritizes functionality without sacrificing style and highlights the trend towards the combination of aesthetics and usability in design.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture - The furniture industry can incorporate the trend of alternative book display to produce bookcases that are stylish and functional with a variety of design aesthetics.
2. Home Decor - The home decor industry can capitalize on the trend of minimalist design by offering multifunctional furniture pieces that cater to individuals with limited living space or desire for a simple design approach.
3. Interior Design - The interior design industry can incorporate the trend of functional aesthetics by offering creative design solutions that prioritize functionality and usability while still maintaining a stylish appearance.
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