Young Italian designer Marica Vizzuso has designed B-OK, a space-saving alternative to the usual bookshelf. Vizzuso asks, “Why do you place books in a conventional way when you can have both an amusing and aesthetically interesting alternative?” The shelving system is constructed like a giant tower, yet unfolds into a room divider. Instead of stacking books side-by-side, you pile books on top of one another into a variety of slots.

An Interesting Way to Store Books: Bookshelf Tower and Divider by Marica Vizzuso in home furnishings  Category

I’m not sure if the books would fall down, but I really like this idea. There’s also something kind of 90s about it – very CD tower-ish that I find a bit nostalgic.

An Interesting Way to Store Books: Bookshelf Tower and Divider by Marica Vizzuso in home furnishings  Category

An Interesting Way to Store Books: Bookshelf Tower and Divider by Marica Vizzuso in home furnishings  Category

An Interesting Way to Store Books: Bookshelf Tower and Divider by Marica Vizzuso in home furnishings  Category

An Interesting Way to Store Books: Bookshelf Tower and Divider by Marica Vizzuso in home furnishings  Category

An Interesting Way to Store Books: Bookshelf Tower and Divider by Marica Vizzuso in home furnishings  Category

Contact Marica Vizzuso at [email protected]