The Book Shelf by Daniel Eatock feeds off of people's fear that their shelving units could buckle under the pressure of so much weight and crack straight down the middle. It does so by embracing the weight of the books stored on its surface and sagging down the middle in a graceful arc. Although it looks like it is on the verge of breaking, it was actually designed to bend just in this exact manner.
Simple yet captivating, the Book Shelf by Daniel Eatock is a reinterpretation of the Display Book Shelf commissioned for the Book Show at Eastside Projects. Curated by James Langdon, the truly intriguing part of this installation is that the 75 books on the shelf's surface remain completely flushed on top even though they sag from below, thanks to a conscious selection of volumes.
The Book Shelf by Daniel Eatock Forms a Graceful Arc Under Weight of Books
1. Sagging Shelf Design - Developing shelving units that intentionally sag under weight, providing a unique and visually striking storage solution.
2. Fear-driven Design - Creating products that address and embrace consumer fears, turning them into innovative features.
3. Conscious Book Selection - Designing shelving units that allow books to remain flush on the surface while sagging below, through a thoughtful curation process.
1. Furniture Design - The furniture design industry can explore the concept of intentional sagging shelves to develop visually appealing storage solutions that cater to consumer fears and preferences.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate sagging shelf designs as a unique and captivating feature in residential and commercial spaces.
3. Book Publishing - Book publishers can collaborate with designers to curate book collections that work seamlessly with sagging shelf designs, enhancing the overall visual impact.