Gadgets for book lovers

Bookish table September 25, 2008

Filed under: Art,Furniture — Kim @ 12:51 am

The Italian company MOCO has an interesting design idea with books. A table, called the Ex Libris. The company says that designing a table in a new way is a “difficult and fascinating challenge”.

This particular design does not seem too inspired, though. The design reminds me of a student in need of a table and decides to use its books for a base. The MOCO design looks very nice, even though it does not come across as very original. It still seems like a good design idea for bibliophiles, so that is why I posted it. I would have used a clear glass top, so the books look like pillars and you get the illusion of space. But who am I? What do you think? Click here to learn more.

(Thanks to Urbi.)


4 Responses to “Bookish table”

  1. Tedorigawa Says:

    I agree. It looks like a student in need of a table. In fact, it looks like a student who doesn’t study – all the books are in use – in need of a table for his or her keg or bong.

  2. Steph Says:

    Hmmm…. I’m actually not a fan. Looks too ‘unfinished’ to me. Kind of sloppy. It’s been done and even then it’s just not a look I like. I prefer tables with actual shelves for feet. Now that’s awesome.

  3. kimbooktu Says:

    @ Steph: Shelves for feet? You might have given a designer a great idea! I would love that.

  4. elefsina Says:

    Many thanx from a Greek School library. We just hated to send all those old students’ books to the recycle bin. Much better to make a table for our library bazaar.

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