The Book on The Side

Turn your book upon it’s side, and do not dare you put a soda upon it. Designer Aïssa Logerot turned the book on it’s longer end and found that turning the bookcase on the same axis made for a great way to loosen the space normally taken up by that case on the wall for paintings! Logerot is a furniture maker too, though, so perhaps a dislike for coffee tables came into play!

Yes indeed, in addition to studying industrial design, Aïssa Logerot studied furniture and cabinetmaking at Ecole Boulle. He aims to be both simple and discreet, discreet and practical.

How would this work out for you, book owners?

Wood it be more excellent for you to have this horizontal case, or the more common bookcase today, the vertical?

Photography: Véronique Huyghe
Designer: Aïssa Logerot

Horizontal Bookcase by Véronique Huyghe

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6 Comments

  • ranjix says:

    Don’t see how this solves any problem. First, the wooden shelves themselves take space which could be actually used for storing books. Second, nobody forces one to store the books vertically in a vertical book case, horizontal book cases which hold books vertically do exist.
    Also, the bigger problem IMO is the fact that regardless on how one puts the books in, there’s always space left which can’t be easily used. Both horizontally and vertically placed books suffer from the same.

  • Aissa may want to consider submitting this or any of his other designs to the IDEA 2010 program.

    The IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards) program, sponsored by IDSA and Fast Company, is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.

    For 2010, IDEA has partnered with The Henry Ford. Winning and finalist submissions will become part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

    Visit http://www.idsa.org/idea for more details. Deadline for entries is JAN.25.2010. With Late Fee FEB.08.

  • Sorry to make negative comments but the bookcase is definietly awkward and have a big material wastage..

  • Aissa may want to consider submitting this or any of his other designs to the IDEA 2010 program.

    The IDEA® (International Design Excellence Awards) program, sponsored by IDSA and Fast Company, is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.

    For 2010, IDEA has partnered with The Henry Ford. Winning and finalist submissions will become part of the Museum’s permanent collection.

    Visit http://www.idsa.org/idea for more details. Deadline for entries is JAN.25.2010. With Late Fee FEB.08.

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