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.
They could become a piece of furniture by themselves like in the image above and the tables below as seen at Milan Furniture fair.
A bookcase filled with culture.
Or a table created with lacquered books, impossible to read but evocative of knowledge.
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.