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Malleable Bookshelves

Luke Hart's 'Rubber Shelves' is Fit for Literature of All Sizes

— September 29, 2011 — Art & Design
My shelf unfortunately doesn't accommodate books that are on the taller side, so I definitely wish I found out about Luke Hart's Rubber Shelves before I went to IKEA.

No, the strange form that the Rubber Shelves take in the first picture doesn't mean that it's an abstract piece designed solely to impress the artistic crowd. The reason for the way it looks, is because the shelf itself is actually flexible; therefore the varying height and weight of each literary piece causes it to adjust accordingly. The whole idea behind the project is to provide a space for books of all shapes and sizes. Take out all the books, and the Rubber Shelves returns to a more conventional form.
Trend Themes
1. Flexible Book Storage - The trend of malleable bookshelves that can adjust to accommodate books of all shapes and sizes.
2. Adaptive Furniture - The trend of furniture that can adapt and change its shape based on the user's needs.
3. Versatile Shelving - The trend of shelves that can transform to accommodate different items, such as books, decor, or storage containers.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Furniture manufacturers can explore the use of malleable materials to create adaptable and flexible bookshelves.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate flexible book storage solutions into their designs to provide functional and customizable spaces for book lovers.
3. Home Organization - Companies specializing in home organization products can develop versatile shelving options to help individuals organize their books and other belongings.
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