Tuesday, November 3, 2009

On bookcase spacing

The top look is interesting because of the large space above the rows of books. Generally, bookcases are designed like the one on the bottom, with the shelf size just a little higher than the books themselves. But assuming you have the ceilings and the space, the top look — allowing double the height of the books — looks really clean and almost like installation art. (Plus, the bottom picture has the bookcase in the bathroom, which I don't really support.) In both cases: fat shelves.

top from Christoph Theurer, bottom from Catherine Ledner

3 comments:

karly / design crisis said...

good call on the double spacing and fat shelves... I wish I realized this before installing mine in my office. Mental note: spend more time deconstructing book shelves

erin@designcrisis said...

I never really noticed bookshelf spacing until now... love the top look.

nkp said...

Top look, hellz yes!