Bookshelf of the Week: The office of artist Vik Muniz

Office of Viz Muniz. Picture of ohh_food and seesaw design

Courtesy of ooh_food, who in turn credits SeeSaw Designs, this week’s featured Bookshelf of the Week is this shot of the impressive office of New York-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. Known primarily for replicating famous works of art in different mediums (peanut butter and jelly Mona Lisa anyone?), it’s easy to see just how much emphasis Muniz places on books in his life (although he does have a few empty shelves at the top there :)).

It’s a stunning workplace isn’t it? And while I object to the bearskin rug on the floor (I’m hoping it’s a fake) this is a room in which I’d definitely be happy writing up my RobAroundBook posts.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).


  1. Sigh. I would love to just BE in this room.

  2. Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)

    It’s a good job there’s more than one chair then Jessica 🙂 I’ve got dibs on the comfy black leather one *pokes out tongue*

  3. I’ve never really “gotten” the whole bearskin rug thing. Not from an animal rights point of view. But from a practical point of view. I mean, who wants a rug you can (and will) TRIP over?

    Or are we supposed to pretend that head is a built-in footstool or something?

    Give me a nice berber over this any day.

    (Yes, I’m striving vainly to find a reason not to be desperately envious of this guy’s workspace by focusing on the one element that just doesn’t fit.)

  4. Rob (Twitter: robaroundbooks)

    They’re ugly things indeed Linda. And I don’t care too much for Viz’s office at all. It’s way too ornate, and nobody ever needs that many bookshelves do they? (whispers: I know, I’m a bad liar :))