ISSUE 34  |  Children's Summer

Design Sleuth: Sapien Bookcase Tower

August 22, 2012 3:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Spotted in the colorful pom-pommed room of Cleo, daughter of Aussie designer and artist Rachel Castle: the Sapien Bookcase.

We're big proponents of investing in grown-up pieces of furniture for children (think of it as eco-friendly, as you don't have to upgrade as they grow). Designed by Bruno Reinaldi, the Sapien Bookcase stores books vertically and is ideal for space-challenged rooms. See below for details.

Photograph via The Design Files.

Above: Cleo's room is full of exuberant color, including artwork by Rachel Castle.

Above: Books stacked vertically in the bookcase (we also like the way objects are balanced on the frames of the prints).

Above: The Sapien Bookcase comes in white and gray and is available in two sizes; $198 for the short and $298 for the tall, from Design Within Reach.

N.B. To see more children's room storage solutions, visit our Gallery.