ISSUE 22  |  Pacific Northwest

Designer Visit: Floating Bookshelf Roundup

May 30, 2011 10:49 AM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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Floating bookshelves serve a dual purpose, offering storage (and display) opportunities while adding a decorative note to otherwise featureless spaces. Here are some favorites from the Remodelista Architect Designer Directory.

Above: New York-based O'Neill Rose Architects used shelves of different lengths to create visual interest in this East Village project. Photography by Chuck Choi.

Above: San Francisco-based Marnie Wright of Marnie Wright Design wrapped shelves around a corner in this Pacific Avenue apartment.

Above: New York-based Magdalena Keck Interior Design integrates three sculptural elements—stairs, art, and floating bookshelves—to good effect in this Soho flat.

Above: In this one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment, Normal Projects|Architecture created a nursery by using a partition made of laser-cut steel shelves. Library shelving is located on one side; nursery display on the other.

Above: The natural wood finish of these bookshelves in a Pacific Heights house by San Francisco-based Hulburd Design contrasts nicely with the pale blue hue of the walls (as an added decorative flourish, the books are sorted by color).