14.9.10

Books As Design



I love this library desk which is located at TU Delft University in the Netherlands.
It is made of recycled book with a glass top.
Here are a few more images from the universities architecture library that I love:
The seating reminds me of the chairs from the Lou Ruvo Center by Frank Gehry 

I love projects that inspire the use of books as art. 


All the library images were found via Recycle Art
And all library photograph are by Ellen Forsyth

Do you use books as a design element in your home?

37 comments:

The Gallery Gal said...

The desk is brilliant! & I love the coloured windows!

dotblogg said...

heyyy! I simply love that library desk! I'd love to have so many books to make something similar:)
Have I mentioned that you inspired me to arrange my books in such a color order?:D
hugs
J.

Andrea said...

wow, that desk is fab! An interesting conversation topic if you had one in your house :)

Kristi said...

Oooh, that desk is awesome!

~ The Speckled Dog

mise said...

That's all ingenious, and I love the coloured windows on such a stately building. I wonder whether I could build my long-desired pagoda out of suitably light-hearted Victorian books?

Pat Tillett said...

I've noticed that books are becoming a pretty popular decorating item in store windows...
nice photos!

Jude said...

Ooh, I love it - art out of art! (And thank you for the link to your lovely book project - looking good :))

Lady Grey said...

that desk is so cool! And how fitting for a library!
oxo

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Loving the Library desk! Fabulous!!!

Grace said...

The desk is a great idea. I do not use books as decoration - unless you consider stacks of books by bedsides, in kids closets, and just about every place in our house decoration!! I'd say books clutter our home beautifully.

msihua said...

Oh my.. I've fallen in love with those books.. and that table!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... I want one!!!!!!!!

Anna said...

what an absolutely awesome idea...love it!

Stacey said...

I'm always posting about the use of books as decor in a space. I love the green element in the one you showcased too.

Everton Terrace said...

My daughter would faint if she saw that counter, she adores books. I've been moving some books around as of late, playing with color and what not. Still not happy with it but working on it...

Luna said...

Oh books just set my heart racing and that is a dream desk!!! Love those coloured windows too - good examples of putting art into our lives in incidental ways. Thanks for sharing.. :)

Punctuation Mark said...

i have a bookcase that divides the dining from the living room... it works out really well!

Alisa said...

I love that book desk and the colored chairs. I took a look at your color book project! How fun!

Bossy Betty said...

So cool! The windows are my favorite!

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous desk! Also, the the windows of the building... the colorful touch to such a stoic design.

shari @ little blue deer said...

This is so fabulous! I want to do color-coded book covers, you inspired me! XX!

Signe said...

Wow, that is so cool, and perfect for a library :)

tulpen said...

So cool. And those colorful windows really make me happy.

And when Hubs builds me my bookcases, I'm gonna try like hell to steal your idea.

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

That is so awesome! One day R...I will have bookcases in my house and then I will colour/color-code all my books!!

XO
Lenore

Nuit said...

wowza!!!! that desk is amazing! i totally dig the idea :)

Clair said...

So, all those stacks of books I have scattered throughout my domain are end tables. Thanks to your blog I have just acquired new furniture. The library furniture is indeed awesome, and so appropriate in the setting.
Clair

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

I love the color coordinated/rainbow desk made out of books! That just rocks! I always have books, normally a little everywhere, on shelves, tables, cabinets... But not really used for decoration. (and not really too many books where we're living now). I'm intrigued by your book project, going to check it out now!

and flowers pick themselves said...

this post is so rad! thanks for sharing!

xo Alison

Mama Gone Green said...

maybe that is what I should do with some of my old textbooks, which I never use but can't seem to get rid of!

Faiza said...

oh what a perfect desk!

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh my goodness! That first photo is amazing! Such an inspiring post, Ren!

S and O said...

I love books for design, its so cute and it shows just how much books are a part of our lives.

Xoxo
Sarah

abigail said...

I love that desk! amazing.

Kristin said...

That desk is super freaking cool!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

My goodness, this desk is such a fantastic idea!!!!

Ann said...

I love love love those coloured chairs and windows - fabulous - who says libraries have to be dull and musty?! Thanks for visiting my blog and your great comments - I look forward to following you - you're right it is a slightly weird concept to have followers!! Ann x

PursuitOfLLT said...

I want that desk, now!!

Krystal said...

by far the best desk i've ever seen!

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