I love books

An exquisite antique bookcase filled with art books and art at a friend’s house.

I love books …from a passionate bibliophile who thinks that a house without books and only a huge TV screen is really scaring a few ideas to use or re-use old books we don’t have the courage, I confess I would not…, to throw away.

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They could become a piece of furniture by themselves like in the image above and the tables below as seen at Milan Furniture fair.

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A bookcase filled with culture.

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Or a table created with lacquered books, impossible to read but evocative of knowledge.

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A room and a bookcase I particularly like and part of a future post.


A bookcase designed by Vico Magistretti for his own studio in his Milanese house.


And now I want to share two short horror stories:
Once I had a client asking for a “few feet of books” to fill the new bookcase, I almost fainted.
Another time I met a lady whose business was to fill the video library of wealthy people with Home theatre…I fainted!
Please give me your thoughts on this subject, I am really curious to know how you and your clients relate to books, any interesting or simply funny stories?

Photography by Albarosa Simonetti; last two pictures source unknown.


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