Arranging sound devices in a small apartment can be a challenge, because they take valuable shelf space we always need for other things. But what if a sounds system is a shelf? This is exactly the concept behind the aShelf by Danish design studio Kreafunk. The piece is a speaker, amplifier, iPhone dock and an attractive shelf in one. Thanks to the bluetooth functionality, it can be completely discrete and blend into the room. No more cables, no more bulky docks. Just a simple minimalist object, which can also provide extra space for storage. I really love this idea.
If you are a bookworm with designy inclinations – your day has come. The Voronoi Bookshelf concept by Alan Rorie is a great interactive idea for us to design our own pieces of furniture via a clever app that Alan is now trying to fund on Kickstarter. The app will help us to create unique designs based on the Voronoi algorithm. Here is how he explains it: “Imagine designing & customizing your own Voronoi bookshelf on your iPad, then seeing it show up on your doorstep just a few days later, fully assembled or as a kit. My goal is not just to design beautiful objects, but to design intuitive, interactive ways for you to create beautiful objects with them. You are the designer-collaborator.” Pretty neat. Watch the video after the break for more details.
This bookshelf by French designer Alex de Rouvray is so stunning, it’s borderline art. Yes, I’ve fallen in love with a furniture item again, don’t judge… An elegant steel frame holds seven thin shelves, specifically constructed to hold paperbacks, DVDs and CDs. The shelf is light and compact enough to fit in every corner of an average room. And because it looks good virtually from every angle, you can even put it in the middle of the room and use as a room divider. Made from powder-coated steel and American walnut veneer, the Severin Bookshelf is part of the broader Severin Line, which you can see (and buy) here.