ISSUE 16  |  The California Life

SR Bookcase by Scout Regalia

April 20, 2012 6:30 AM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Purchasing a good bookcase is an act you will never regret.

Bookcases are like supporting actors, often relegated to playing second fiddle to their celebrity counterparts, the chair and table. Designers are less likely to turn their talents to bookcases, resulting in a limited selection. Enter Scout Regalia, a Los Angeles-based design practice founded by Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani to ‚Äúcelebrate the inherent design of everyday living by embracing both the unassuming and ornamental aspects of design.” Prices start at $3,500; see Scout Regalia for ordering information.

Above: Made of domestic hardwood and handcrafted in Los Angeles, the bookcase is handsome, flexible, and portable.

Above: With its one, two, or three bay system, the SR Bookcase can grow along with your needs. Your star display pieces bask above; everything else is tidied away behind doors.

Above: There is a choice of 210 paint colors and sealed wood options. Approximate dimensions: 92 inches high, with widths from 31 to 91 inches, and a depth of 15 inches.