We recently received photos and information about a modern wine and bookshelf combo envisioned by Capolinea Design, an “eco-design” Trade Mark founded by an Italian designers’ group. The company uses Eco-friendly materials such as recycled cellulose and cardboard. In particular cellulose tubes, produced for industrial purposes, are re–used by Capolinea to realize high quality and durable design objects: “We design objects that talk about another possible future, that are able to reflect a culture, a way of thinking and a new system of values“.
LIBRA is a wine and bookshelf designed following re-use philosophy. All materials are re-used and re-designed with high level finishing. LIBRA is made of cellulose tubes, recycled wood and iron water–pipes. LIBRA can be used as bookshelf, as bottle-shelf, as cloth-shelf in shops, it can be used horizontally or vertically, it can be customized with different colors, or left nature, kraft paper colored. All materials are 100% recycled and re-used. Made in Italy. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Capolinea Design]
An antique armoire can bring a sense of timeless elegance to any home, but not everyone can find a proper use for one — not to mention sufficient space too! In the old days they were used to store clothing and linens back when bedrooms didn’t have closets, and today some people use them to hold their televisions — but that trend perhaps isn’t as big of a deal as it once was now that TV screens are so flat and compact. You just need to have a look around at all your stuff and see what needs a storage area of its own! Here are some great ideas that might pique your interest.
The Stacked system was designed by Julien De Smedt for Muuto. Held together using small clips, Stacked comprises modules of varied sizes that are arranged to create many different storage solutions and set-ups. The 835 Infinito modular bookcase was designed by Franco Albini for Cassina. Comprised of vertical elements, containers with doors or flaps and shelves in two depths, Infinito is an expression of possibilities that are designed to bring order to a space. Randomito from MDF Italia is a single unit hanging bookcase (available in white, orange, sand and green) that can also be turned upside down. Combining units provides a larger configuration with a striking visual impact.