The Bookworm Bookcase, An Unconventional Alternative For Reading Nooks

Every once in a while, everyone likes to take some time to read a few pages from a good book or to simply read a magazine. The times when the library was an important part of any home are long gone. Nowadays we take a more practical and space-saving approach and we have replaced it with something as simple and cozy as a reading nook. But lately not even that satisfies our desire for modernity and uniqueness.

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It’s this desire that has driven designers to create pieces such as the Bookworm. With a clever and catchy name, the Bookworm attracts us even before we actually get to see it. But this bookcase has another interesting surprise once you lay your eyes on it: a unique and original design. The Bookworm was the creation of Dutch designers from Atelier 010. They’ve come up with this creation as a response to the request for an organic bookcase.

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The Bookworm is not just any bookcase. In fact, it doesn’t even resemble one. It features an organic shape with curved lines and a very simple and yet very striking visual impact. The bookcase features storage shelves of different shapes and sizes inside the actual frame. It rests on a single sleek foot and, given its shape, the Bookworm also provides a place to sit and relax. It replaces the reading nooks and, in addition, it also becomes a very interesting focal point for the décor.

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The bookcase features a self-supporting shape and it consists of three parts. It’s kept upright by a stainless steel foot and features thin layers of MDF and plywood that are bending across custom-made molds in order to create the final organic shape. The outsides of the bookcase are colorful and bold while the insides are white, this creating a dynamic but beautiful balance.