For this week’s Bookshelf of the Week I thought I’d return to contemporary chic and bring you a piece of bookish furniture known as the ‘Collect Bookcase’ (which is paired beautifully in this shot with the ‘Memory Chair’).
Designed by Ole Jensen as part of Normann Copenhagen’s New Danish Modern collection (there’s a nice write up on the collection over at the Yatzer website), one thing that the ‘Collect Bookcase’ could certainly never be called is conventional. However this is more about design than practicality, and I see this bookcase being perfect for those readers who like to mix their bookshelves up a bit; those readers who like to put little keepsakes alongside their book collection.
I know this bookcase isn’t going to hold too many books, but I think that’s the point. It’s all about gracing its shelves with only the most treasured books in one’s library, and then filling the gaps with other treasured and memorable items. It’s a shame this shot only shows the bookcase empty because I know it would look so much better filled.
Anyway I love it, and I’m pretty fond of the Memory Chair too. It’s looks like the perfect reading chair for getting all cosy in, although I do worry just how long I’d be able to stay awake in a chair that looks this comfortable.