BELLE LOVES

Stacks of ideas for dis­play­ing books and ob­jets.

Belle - - Contents - Edited by LUCY MCCABE

con­fi­dence. Get some shelf

BELLE’S SE­NIOR DE­SIGN CON­SUL­TANT Jean Wright (pic­tured with Belle in­te­rior de­sign edi­tor Lucy Mccabe) says book­shelves fin­ish a room. “I love to see book­shelves be­tween win­dows, set into re­cesses, and slot­ted back into a wall be­tween struc­tural nibs,” she says. “My favourite is ‘Flat C’ by An­to­nio Cit­te­rio for B&B Italia. It is de­cep­tively sim­ple in ap­pear­ance, yet com­plex in de­sign. I love its min­i­mal, clean lines, the thin pro­file of shelves and sides and shal­low depth of just 25cm. Its mod­u­lar­ity al­lows it to adapt to dif­fer­ent spa­ces: tall, floor-to-ceil­ing or low and hor­i­zon­tal across a wall.

“Books look best when they are stacked in a lin­ear grid. In­spi­ra­tion can come from book­stores, such as Daikanyama T-site in Tokyo or Vin­cent Van Duy­sen’s Copy­right book­shop in An­twerp, Bel­gium, con­ceived as a rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of a tra­di­tional li­brary.”

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