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Strung-Up Libraries

The Bloom Bookcase Arranges Reading Materials Along Red Threads

— April 24, 2013 — Art & Design
The most common, straightforward and simple way to arrange books is to place them on a flat surface and to provide them with an additional leaning support to one of the sides or the rear of the cover. The Bloom Bookcase exercises a very unusual way of storing and showcasing novels that incorporates a set of strings rather than panels.

Raw Edges designed a wooden loom that could take a range of dimensions and support varying numbers of cords that are fastened from top to bottom. Resembling a weaving machine, the eccentric bookshelf contraption integrates stoppers on each thread; Granta's young British novelists' work can be closed around them and seemingly suspended for a unique form of presentation.
Trend Themes
1. Suspended Bookshelves - Opportunity to create innovative book storage systems that incorporate the use of strings or cords for a unique presentation.
2. Weaving-inspired Designs - Opportunity to integrate elements of weaving machines and looms into furniture designs for a visually striking aesthetic.
3. Alternative Book Display Methods - Opportunity to explore unconventional ways of showcasing books that go beyond traditional flat surfaces and leaning supports.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Opportunity for furniture manufacturers to create and market unique bookshelves that utilize string or cord-based designs.
2. Interior Design - Opportunity for interior designers to incorporate weaving-inspired elements into their projects to create visually striking spaces.
3. Publishing - Opportunity for publishers to experiment with alternative book display methods for special editions or limited releases.
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