The UnWaste bookcase – a piece of furniture that hides many secrets



An ideal bookcase is one that provides plenty of storage for all the books and decorations or collectibles, one that is visually appealing and doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the décor and, most importantly, one that uses the space intelligently. The UnWaste bookcase definitely has all these points covered. Moreover, it also offers something extra.The surprise element of the UnWaste bookcase is the fact that the shelving walls are rotating. They reveal the room placed behind the wall and thus create a strong connection between the two areas.

It’s a bookcase that divides the two rooms, in this case the living and sleeping areas, but that also has the potential to connect them and to open them on towards the other. This ingenious and original piece of furniture is the result of the collaboration between architect Ben Milbourne from Bild Archtiecture, eco-designer Leyla Acaroglu from Eco Innovators and specialist furniture designer David Waterworth from Against the Grain.

When the shelving wall rotates it allows air and light to circulate between the two spaces while also visually connecting them and allowing interaction to take place. Moreover, the UnWaste bookcase also provides very practical and clever storage. The bookcase is built from reclaimed plywood and this gives it a worn look and a unique texture and finish. This is indeed a bookcase with personality.


Published by in Bookshelves, on November 29th, 2012

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