A traveling library that takes inspiration from the ladybug

Books can transport you to an imaginary wonderland, and in many ways, LUO Studio’s Shared Lady Beetle library can too! Mounted on a bicycle, and shaped out of sheet metal, this library resembles a large ladybug, something almost out of a fairytale. Open any of its wings and inside it are bookshelves filled with books. It’s truly an amazing experience that connects children to their wildest dreams and triggers their imagination, both through form, and through the books within.

The Shared Lady Beetle Library is made entirely from recycled scrap, putting it to a nobler use. The bicycles are recycled from the millions of scrap bicycles that are lying around the world, and the ladybug’s housing is repurposed from scrap sheet metal used in cars. The shared mobile library comes in a tricycle format, and sports a fourth wheel right at the end to stabilize the structure. Children are encouraged to interact with the library and read the books inside. Upon opening the wings, the base of the bookshelf even becomes a seat that children can sit on as they read and slip into the wonderful world of make-believe!

Designers: Luo Yujie & Lu Zhuojian (LUO Studio)

Image Credits: Jin Weiqi